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Being a Sociology major I found Barbara Ehrenreich's study of the Origins of war most interesting.
I wonder if we can ever get over our need to have an enemy, that need to be preyed on that this book is ultimately about.
The book has a good style and length, and intelligently presented a coherent thesis from the researches of the author.
I read the great military sci-fi writer Lois McMaster Bujold once, in an interview, say that to do away with war, we(meaning the nations of the world) should apply a strategy... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nappimus Maximii
A truly beautiful, brilliant, and amazing book. Love it, love it, love it. One of the best nonfiction books I've ever read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Melissa S.
A multi-level, multi-discipline approach to understanding human conflict on the societal plane. Not simply economic determinism but also about fear and belonging, control as a way... Read morePublished 9 months ago by alan pogue
I was required to read this book for a class that I am taking and I am very excited to find this to be one of the most interesting required readings I have had in a long time. Read morePublished 13 months ago by olive
Ehrenreich pulls a lot of history, religious and secular, and social science together and gives some very intriguing thoughts on why we killPublished 20 months ago by Mark Mathison
Barbara Ehrenreich's BLOOD RITES is an investigation into the origins of war. Drawing parallels between ancient religions with their blood-soaked rituals, and the fact that for... Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Cynthia S. Haggard
The book has the "best of both worlds": it is very thought-provocative, very scholarly oriented, and at the same time, very well written for any type of reader. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Joseph Jordania
The passions of war are just waiting to be triggered. Are you prepared to fight your emotional programming instead of for your nation? Read morePublished on September 24, 2008 by Michael D. Rynn
Since I read "Blood Rites" after "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning", comparisons are inevitable and I will make no attempt to avoid them.
In "War is a Force... Read more