Tag: war

The Making of an Era

Guy Fawkes Day is a holiday in England and some of the commonwealths that celebrate a failed assassination of King James I. The attempt was both a religious protest as well as a political one. The conspirators plotted to blow up King James on the opening of Parliament, November 5 1605. Tensions were high. Queen …

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A 10,000 Year-Old Massacre is Now Our Oldest Evidence of War

Today’s wars seem never-ending, and perhaps there’s a reason for it. New evidence indicates that mankind’s sparring has been going on for longer than we originally thought. A study published in Nature describes a mass grave found in Kenya, dating back to approximately 10,000 years ago. Researchers believe that the grave may have been dug following one of the oldest wars …

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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman {book review}

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is one of those books you have to take with a grain of salt. While reading it, it was very clear that the author grew up in the anti-Vietnam era, and much …

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