Will it ever be possible to stop war, or is war an intractable problem? Combining the disciplines of history, psychiatry and
neurology, the author probes this question in the tradition of C.P. Snow. Archeologists of the future reveal how
purity is tied to violence, the existence of shame societies and guilt societies, bloody sacrificial rituals and why many women support war. Horrified by the death toll, the suicide bombers and the use of diabolic weapons of our times, they discuss how our society eventually abandoned war.
In this book, archeologists of 2793 AD look back with an exploration of what caused war in our time—and what
might have been done to secure the illusive long-lasting peace.
- Are humans natural born killers?
- How genocide is related to war
- The role of purity in violence
- Suicide bombers vs. Gandhian non-violence
- Why women support killing and war
- Is there such a thing as a "good" war?
- Theories of the cause of war
- Is the United States a shame society or a guilt society?
- Calculations—the sacrificial quotient—of when wars begin and when they end