by Margaret MacMillan

Is peace an aberration? The bestselling author of Paris 1919 offers a provocative view of war as an essential component of humanity. 

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE EAST HAMPTON STAR

“Margaret MacMillan has produced another seminal work. . . . She is right that we must, more than ever, think about war. And she has shown us how in this brilliant, elegantly written book.”—H.R. McMaster, author of Dereliction of Duty and Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

The instinct to fight may be innate in human nature, but war—organized violence—comes with organized society. War has shaped humanity’s history, its social and political institutions, its values and ideas. Our very language, our public spaces, our private memories, and some of our greatest cultural treasures reflect the glory and the misery of war. War is an uncomfortable and challenging subject not least because it brings out both the vilest and the noblest aspects of humanity. 

Interview with the Author

Intelligence Squared
Margaret MacMillan and Peter Frankopan on How War Has Shaped Humanity
11/17/20        57 min


The Book Review
Fareed Zakaria on Life After the Pandemic
1/1/21        59 min


History Extra
War and society: a tangled relationship
11/13/20         38 min


History Extra
Why do we fight wars?
1/30/21          37 min


Keen On
Margaret MacMillan: Why Is War Not Part of the Current Election Conversation?
11/2/20        27 min


Talking Politics
War: What Is it Good For?
11/11/20       39 min


The Rachman Review
Why humans wage wars
10/14/20        23 min


New Books Network
Margaret MacMillan, “War: How Conflict Shaped Us” (Random House, 2020)
6/28/21       36 min

 


Podcast art for the Lionel Gelber Prize PodcastsLionel Gelber Prize Podcasts
Margaret MacMillan on War: How Conflict Shaped Us
4/12/21          28 min


 

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