Why are we willing to die for our countries? How can ideology persuade someone to blow themselves up?When we go to war, morality, religion and ideology often take the blame. But Mike Martin boldly argues that the opposite is true: rather than driving violence, these things help to reduce it. While we resort to ideas and values to justify or interpret warfare, something else is really propelling us towards conflict: our subconscious desires, shaped by millions of years of evolution. Why We Fight
will change the way we think about violence and ourselves.
About the author: Mike Martin is a former British Army officer who has worked, travelled and lived all over the world in order to try and understand conflict. His previous books include A Brief History of Helmand and An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict. His Crossing the Congo: Over Land and Water in a Hard Place, was shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award 2016 in the category of Adventure Travel. Educated in biology and conflict, he is a War Studies Visiting Research Fellow at Kings College London.
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