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The Father of Us All: War and History,…

The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern

by Victor Davis Hanson

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Understanding the Logic of War on the basis of our Ancient Heritage

Victor Davis Hanson's book "The Father of Us All" is one of those books explaining an important aspect of our present world in a timeless and groundbreaking manner, so that this book can be recommeded to everybody. On the basis of our ancient heritage he examines the development of war and discovers basic insights into the logic of war. With these insights it is much easier to understand what is really going on in this world concerning all those troubling wars and conflicts instead of following mainstream media opinions or weird conspiracy theories.

Especially everybody who tries to oppose the "logic of war" should learn first how this logic works before deciding to oppose it. Because: Logic cannot be overturned - you only can use it in the right or wrong way. If you try to overturn something that cannot be overturned the result will be unpredictable and mostly unwanted. So first, you have to understand how the "logic of war" works. Then you will know how to make and keep peace. Victor Davis Hanson supports you in this. ( )
  Thorwald_Franke | Feb 26, 2013 |
In this insightful collection of essays, some published elsewhere but greatly expanded for this edition, Hanson, one of the best military historians writing today tellingly dissects ancient and modern warfare while applying its lessons to contemporary conflict.
  gmicksmith | Oct 2, 2011 |
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"The Father of Us All brings together much of Hanson{u2019}s finest writing on war and society, both ancient and modern. The author has gathered a range of essays, and combined and revised them into a richly textured new work that explores such topics as how technology shapes warfare, what constitutes the 'American way of war,' and why even those who abhor war need to study military history. 'War is the father and king of us all,' Heraclitus wrote in ancient Greece. And as Victor Davis Hanson shows, it is no lessso today."--Publisher's description.… (more)

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