|Perhaps with the advent of “drones,” the idea of sacrifice—dying for the nation-state—isn’t what it used to be. However, beginning in 1914—and for the rest of the 20th century—political history was dominated by the fact that leaders asked human beings to kill and die for their countries. And by the fact that human beings (mostly young men) responded to the call—going into battle when asked to do so.
For the past ten years, Library of Social Science has published papers and essays developing the idea of warfare as a form of sacrifice. In the following series of Newsletter that you will receive over the next few days, we will present some of the best writings we have published on this topic.
We hope that you will join us on this journey.