Phaedra Greenwood

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Location: Taos, New Mexico
 

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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
In this powerfully honest book by this Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times journalist, we see through a glass darkly into war as necrophilia, war that in the beginning looks like love. Hedges, who has a Masters of Divinity from Harvard, speaks with brutal honesty of his own addiction to the adrenaline rush of war as a foreign correspondent in El Salvador, the Middle East and the Balkans. He writes about Thanatos, the death instinct in the human psyche in constant struggle with Eros, the impulse to love. He exposes what he calls the "god-like exhileration of destroying" which emotionally maimed veterans reflect on later as "nothing gallant or heroic, nothing redeeming." He shows us in… Read more
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
In this powerfully honest book by this Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times Journalist, we see through a glass darkly into war as necrophilia, war that in the beginning looks like love. Hedges, who has a Masters of Divinity from Harvard, speaks with brutal honesty of his own addiction to the adrenaline rush of war as he witnessed it in El Salvador, the Middle East and the Balkans. He writes about Thanatos, the death instinct in the human psyche in constant struggle with Eros, the impulse to love. He exposes what he calls the "god-like exhileration of destroying" that emotionally maimed veterans reflect on later as "nothing gallant or heroic, nothing redeeming." He shows us in graphic… Read more