War is like imbibing a drug

“War is like imbibing a drug. Once that drug is kicked, once the war is over, many decisions that are made in warfare — not only what we do to others, but also what we do to ourselves– are exposed for being not only wrong, but stupid. Ultimately, what happens is that you embrace death, because that’s what war is –it is necrophilia. It is the love of death. When war begins, it looks and feels like love. It isn’t love. That’s the chief emotion war destroys.”

The Life of Meaning, P. 21

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