Friday, January 11, 2008

Instinct For War



"It is tempting to close one's eyes to history and instead to speculate about the roots of war in some possible animal instinct: as if, like the tiger, we still had to kill to live, or, like the Robin Redbreast, to defend a nesting territory. But war, organized war, in not a human instinct. It is a highly planned and cooperative form of theft." -- Jacob Bronowski from The Ascent Of Man

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