Behavior: The Case for War

War is the supreme test of man, in which he rises to heights never approached in any other activity.

—General George S. Patton

The arguments against war are too familiar to need repeating. In the dream of peace, they have been steadily heard along every step of mankind's bloody and belligerent course. And yet war, not peace, has been mankind's most faithful companion. In 35 centuries of recorded history, only one year out of 15 has not been drenched by the blood of the battlefield. Today, a world that presumably cherishes peace as fervently...

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