World War Zero Is the World Preparing for War? - Umair Haque

Mikhail Gorbachev thinks the world is “preparing for war”. What do you think? You’ve considered it by now, that much is certain. Let us try as best we can to answer the question: is the world gearing up for war?

Wars are often seen as rational contests for scarce resources. I think the truth is much simplier — and much more disturbing. Wars are what happens when an overflow of rage builds up in the nerves of a society. Rage with nowhere to go, no catharsis to relieve it, except to explode outwards. The furies sing. Neighbor becomes enemy, friend becomes prey. Atrocity is born. SEE MORE

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