Ep: 159 Why Do the Nations Rage? With Dr. Caleb Karges
Can we really study war no more? Or is war inevitable, a natural and irremovable aspect of our human nature? We don't come to a final answer, but we explore the tough elements of the question with Dr. Caleb Karges, who specializes in military history and war in the eighteenth century. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of St. Andrews. We also chat for a bit about the theories of Mark Juergensmeyer on cosmic violence, and René Girard on mimetic violence.