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Violence

War, not a biological necessity

This particular essay, by the world reknown anthropologist, Margaret Mead, argues that warfare is not inevitable, nor systematically prevalent; that it is a human invention, not a biological imperative; and that it can one day disappear, just as trial by ordeal has disappeared, once these points become self-understood by society and once a better invention, sufficiently convincing and congruent to the point in time, is proposed to replace it.

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