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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The West and War: Culture Driving Conflict

The West and War: Culture Driving Conflict

When the world’s dominant culture exalts war, it is no wonder there is so much of it.
By , September 9, 2016 | The Globalist |

War is hell, as the saying goes. And yet, we cannot seem to get enough of it. It permeates the movies we watch, the games we play, the books we read and even some of the music we listen to. It is an integral part of our culture.
Our morbid fascination with war is being conditioned from youth onward. Toy guns, model tanks and board games emulate war. Today’s most successful video-game franchises revolve around it. Through these games, we immerse ourselves in war and get used to it.
These games not only recreate the most horrific conditions human beings have ever had to endure. They also become the leisure-time backdrop for an entire generation of children and adolescents.

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