Book cover of Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War by Samuel Moynby Samuel Moyn

A prominent historian exposes the dark side of making war more humane

In the years since 9/11, we have entered an age of endless war. With little debate or discussion, the United States carries out military operations around the globe. It hardly matters who’s president or whether liberals or conservatives operate the levers of power. The United States exercises dominion everywhere.

In Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, Samuel Moyn asks a troubling but urgent question: What if efforts to make war more ethical―to ban torture and limit civilian casualties―have only shored up the military enterprise and made it sturdier?

Interview with the Author

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Samuel Moyn, “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War” (FSG, 2021)
11/10/21        58 min

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‘Humane’ with Samuel Moyn
9/8/21          61 min

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Samuel Moyn on the idea of humane wars
10/7/21        35 min

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Humane: How Obama sanitized war and killed the US anti-war movement
10/15/21        44 min

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