A book about the psychology and politics of doing terrible things to one another
The language of war garners collective resolve. But that’s not all it does.
US officials have been lying about the war since it started. Why don’t we care?
Svetlana Alexievich tells the stories behind Russia's wartime psychology.
It didn't eliminate war. Still, it transformed international relations.
Fiction and photographs offer nuanced depictions of conflict.
Ordinary people from Syria, Libya, and Iraq shed light on the costs of conflict.
The United States has been engaged for decades in a seemingly endless series of wars and military operations.
Can Christians display a life together that’s as compelling as war?
Bacevich provides another case of the fraught dream of managing history that Reinhold Niebuhr critiqued.
Nancy Sherman's message is clear: society must understand the totality of human experiences of war, including their moral dimensions.
The current issue of the Century features a remembrance by my mother of my grandfather’s terrifying war experience and its unfolding consequences. Tomorrow the world marks the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, when the world-shaping trauma of the war halted in Europe. My grandfather’s story is only a tiny fragment of the war, his decades of agony only a ripple in its billowing aftershocks. But it is the kind of story that is easily lost as the war recedes from living memory.
Throughout history, people loyal to a higher law have been responsible for much violence. Should we reject appeals to a higher law?