Out of Weakness: Healing the Wounds That Drive Us to War

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Bantam Books, 1988 - History - 370 pages
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“A wide-ranging and deeply thoughtful meditation on the psychological sources of the danger to humanity created by the advent of weapons of mass destruction. It draws on a vast range of sources including psychology, anthropology, literature, philosophy, and religion, and is expressed with eloquence and grace.”—Dr. Jerome Frank, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medical School, author of Sanity and Survival

“A remarkably thorough analysis of the proposition that is our beliefs, conscious and unconscious, which have made war inevitable–and that a change in those assumptions (including the unconscious ones) can free us from the scourge…This is a very hopeful book about a subject that leads many to despair…I believe it will be a most useful contribution to the dialogue about our national security dilemma.”—Willis Harman, President, Institute of Noetic Sciences, author of An Incomplete Guide to the Future
 

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Contents

THE WARRIOR SPIRIT
3
The Worship
33
A World
87
A SENSE of SCARCITY
89
ON TOP NARCISSISMAND
98
THE PARANOID
143
THE SEARCH FOR AWORLD
178
The Dirty
195
PASSIONS AT THE LEVEL
204
IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCEs ſ
269
GODs TRUTH As DARKNESS
282
War and Peace
301
NotES
321
BIBLIOGRAPHY
339
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
349
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Andrew Bard Schmookler is Senior Policy Advisor to Search for a Common Ground, Washington, D.C., and a Research Associate of the Center for Psychological Studies in the Nuclear Age, Harvard University.

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