Death and the Statesman: The Culture and Psychology of U.S. Leaders During War
Death and the Statesman argues that the fear of death powerfully shapes our thinking about war. Drawing on an extensive study of 20th century US foreign policy officials, Underhill-Cady argues that through the use of symbolism, metaphor, and ritual, foreign policy leaders construe war as a battle against death itself. He provides a fresh and provocative perspective on the underlying cultural and psychological dynamics that make it possible for nations to go to war.
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According to Underhill-Cady (political science, Augsburg Coll.), presidents, State Department officials, and other leaders who send young men to war and possible death cope with the consequences by ... Read full review