Sunday, 9 August 2009

Assumptions about War

I see I'm not the only one thinking about the pervasiveness of war these days. This is a great quote from Natasha Mitchell, host of All In The Mind.
Why do we assume that war is, must and will always be inevitable - that it is a core condition of humanity and therefore we need develop increasingly sophisticated technologies to service it? Has this become a lazy civilizational assumption based on beliefs about our predecessors and the nature of deep historical rifts, a loyalty and love of the military complex, and a habituated blood lust? Why in the 21st C can't we prioritise using our smarts to drive innovation in cross-cultural conflict negotiations?
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