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A Terrible Love of War
A Terrible Love of War by James Hillman 1594200114 9781594200113
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A Terrible Love of War by James Hillman

From world-renowned psychologist and bestselling author of The Souls Code, a profound examination of the roots of mans primal love/hate relationship with war. War is a timeless force in the human imagination-and, indeed, in daily life. If recent events have taught us anything, it is that peacetime is not nearly so constant and attainable as wartime. During the 5,600 years of recorded history, 14,600 wars have been fought-2 to 3 for every year of human history. War is a constant thing. And yet no one really understands why that is. In A Terrible Love of War, James Hillman, one of the central figures in psychology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, fills this great void and undertakes a groundbreaking examination of the origins, needs, and rewards of war. Moreover, in this brilliant inquiry, Hillman explores many other essential questions, such as: ?Is war a necessary part of our human soul and, therefore, a necessary part of our lives? ?Why do we need enemies? ?What scars does warfare carve on the psyche of its soldiers? And why does it have such a permanent effect? ?If war is such a normal part of our existence, why do we fear it so much? And alternately, how could we ever embrace a force so destructive, so wanton, and so inhuman? ?Can the impulse to engage in war be tamed? Hillman asserts that if we want wars horror to be abated so that life may go on, it is necessary to understand and imagine. A Terrible Love of Waris a crucial tool to understanding war-a crucial book for us all.

Author: James Hillman

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Publication Date: 2004-04-26

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 1594200114

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