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Beyond War: The Human Potential for Peace

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The classic opening scene of 2001, A Space Odyssey shows an ape-man wreaking havoc with humanity's first invention--a bone used as a weapon to kill a rival. It's an image that fits well with popular notions of our species as inherently violent, with the idea that humans are--and always have been--warlike by nature. But as Douglas P. Fry convincingly argues in Beyond War, t ...more
Hardcover, 331 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 26th 2007)
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Angel 一匹狼
Mar 11, 2016 rated it liked it
In "Beyond War", Douglas P. Fry tries to justify that humans are not violent by nature, that humans have not a desire to wage war and kill each other, and that the Western view that explains war as intrinsic to humans is a wrong idea.

The book is an interesting read, that widens the view of things, and engages the reader in a broader understanding of human beings. Nonetheless, Douglas Fry repeats himself quite a bit thorough the book, saying the same thing four or five times. Doing so, his ideas
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Jill
Feb 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Jill by: Steve Bouscaren
Reading for Nonviolence/Conflict Resolution class I'm sitting in on at City. Excellent anthropological evidence presented that debunks the myth that we are a naturally violent species with war being inevitable.
Yim
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it
It was ok, the arguments were not too bad but honestly not much substance in it. For the last few chapters the author did not even bother to rephrase the thing when he repeats himself.
Jeffrey Milloy
Dec 07, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
weak arguments
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