War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

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Product Number: Z100087852
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400124589
Narrator/s: Chris Hedges
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans. Hedges, who is also a former divinity student, has seen war at its worst and knows too well that to those who pass through it, war can be exhilarating and even addictive. "It gives us purpose, meaning, a reason for living." Drawing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting basic human desires. Mixing hard-nosed realism with profound moral and philosophical insight, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is a work of terrible power and redemptive clarity whose truths have never been more necessary.

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Author(s): Chris Hedges
Original Publish Date: Jun 15, 2007

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Author(s): Chris Hedges
Narrator(s): Chris Hedges
Product Number DD19434
Released: Jun 15, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400104581

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