Why We Fight
By Simon Van Booy
Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061845567, 216pp.
Publication Date: August 2010
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Vital insights and wisdom on the perennial question of why we fight
This book explores how some of the greatest minds of civilization have tackled a question that continues to play a vital part in our lives today. In Why We Fight, Simon Van Booy curates an enlightening collection of excerpts, passages, and paintings, presenting works by Sophocles, Tacitus, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, William Shakespeare, Emily Bronte, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, Walt Whitman, Friedrich Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde, James Tissot, James Joyce, General George Patton, and others.
Why We Fight will engage both the serious philosopher and the eternally curious.