Introduction: Perpetual War

  title={Introduction: Perpetual War},
  author={Srinivas Aravamudan},
  journal={PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America},
  pages={1505 - 1514}
  • S. Aravamudan
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • Political Science
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
HEracLiTuS’S FragmEnT 53 dEScriBES war aS an originaL and universal human condition: war generates hierarchy, status, and masculinity.1 Is the ubiquity of war across societies a shared structure of feeling? If so, a comprehensive approach to the perpetuity of war would nonetheless need to engage with warrelated evidence from multiple histories and avoid hasty generalization: from the corroboration of organized violence to the strategic intentions behind it, from the development of new weaponry… 
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