War: What is it good for?

It strikes me as interesting that we imagine war to be an answer to chaos. In the 60’s, the government created the War on Poverty,” while we continue fighting the War on Drugs” in what is now becoming its sixth decade. Neither, of course, has made much of a dent in its stated goals. War” is a modern image of a form of progress. The 20th century witnessed the War to End All Wars” (World War I) which, arguably, has been the source of all the wars following in what is now best described as the Hundred Years’ and Counting War.”

Fr. Stephen Freeman

January 9, 2020

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