In his enlightening and provocative book, Samuel Moyn traces the history of America’s disturbing journey toward a period of endless war.

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Review of ‘Humane’

In 1880, the chief of the Prussian General Staff wrote, “Eternal peace is a dream—and hardly a beautiful one. . . . War is part of the world order that God ordained.” Many have disagreed with this statement and offered various alternatives, from abolishing war completely to conducting it in a more humane way. In…

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