In which john green teaches you about war specifically john talks about whether humanity is naturally warlike hard wired to kill or if perhaps war is a cultural construct. Warlike human nature does not make war inevitable but other aspects of human nature make war a permanent aspect of human socially organized life first like other primates humans are naturally aggressive when threatened. War is thus seen to be a function of social institutions not of what is natively fixed in human constitution 15 the implications of this theory are profound if there is no purely war like instinct residing in some static nature of man war is not necessarily an activity that man must always find himself enmeshed in. 3 human nature and war a setting to explore the relationship between human nature and war is provided by thomas hobbes who presents a state of nature in which the true or underlying nature of man is likely to come to the fore of our attention. War and human nature holds the potential to open an entirely new area of insight into war it will provide a new way of thinking about the collapse of armies the choices and behaviors of tyrants and the way in which differing elite selection mechanisms may wittingly or otherwise lead to individuals with differing cognitive profiles ending up in office
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