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Prophet and former war correspondent Chris Hedges reflects on the psychologically destructive--yet addicting--nature of war.
He focuses not on rulers and generals but on the people on the ground--civilians and enlisted soldiers and war correspondents too. This talk is based on his own experience and based on his book, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002).
Plus some additional reflections by Hedges on PTSD among soldiers who fought in World War Two.
Audio courtesy of Robin Upton's Unwelcome Guests radio program (http://unwelcomeguests.net).