The Psychology of War: Comprehending Its Mystique and Its Madness

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Helios Press, 2002 - History - 173 pages
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First published in 1992, this timely book is now brought back into print with a brand-new introduction.

Our wars have become more lethal, yet the affinity for war hasn't changed. Why? As the entire world anticipates a lengthy war against terrorism, this intriguing study provides a new understanding of why people fight wars so frequently and ferociously. Former military psychologist Lawrence LeShan's piercing analysis reveals why war is often chosen over more peaceful solutions, and why it is so easy to get into a war and so hard to get out. Can peace be planned? How can we devise an "early warning system" for war? Are some government structures more prone to war than others?

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WAR: Comprehending Its Mystique and Its Madness

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Psychotherapist LeShan (The Dilemma of Psychology, 1990, etc.) digs into the causes of—and cures for—war. LeShan rejects all conventional explanations for the existence of war, including those based ... Read full review

The Psychology of War: Comprehending Its Mystique and Its Madness

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The author of 11 books on psychology, including the recent Cancer as a Turning Point ( LJ 4/15/89), Shan turns here to the question of war. He centers his explanation on the psychological phenomenon ... Read full review

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