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Franziska Quabeck

equally address the audience. We judge. And in this play, we cannot help but judge the incredible futility of what is allegedly the most glamorous war of all time. In Shakespeare’s retelling, this legendary conflict is a cynical endeavour in which both

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Stephen Reyna

Mary Kaldor has influentially argued that understanding violence in the current period of globalization depends upon the recognition that this is an era of `new wars'. This article critiques that view and in so doing proposes a global warring hypothesis to help explain current US military violence. The argument is formulated as follows. First, the concept of new wars is critiqued, and it is suggested that local, global, and world warring are the varieties of warfare that predominate in the current conjuncture and, hence, require analysis. Second, the global warring concept is introduced and is utilized in a global warring hypothesis, a generalization of which has the virtue of explaining the wars of George W. Bush's regime. Third, evidence is provided that supports the hypothesis.

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War and Memory

The Israeli Communist Commemoration of the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1986

Amir Locker-Biletzki

The Spanish Civil War, which began on 19 July 1936, quickly became the rallying point for leftists around the globe, who flocked to defend the Spanish Republic. During those same years, the rise of extreme right-wing ideologies in Central and

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Shakespeare and War

Honour at the Stake

Patrick Gray

soldier would be harmless, even fun. I had not been keeping track of events in the Balkans; the only warfare I had really registered in my own lifetime was the first Gulf War, a short-lived, triumphant joyride across Mesopotamia, supported by a near

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Brian R. Ferguson

This article is a highly distilled summary of conclusions from three decades of research on war, involving examination of tribal societies, ancient states, recent civil wars, archaeology, biology and culture, and primatology. The key points are the following: (1) our species is not biologically destined for war; (2) war is not an inescapable part of social existence; (3) understanding war involves a nested hierarchy of constraints; (4) war expresses both pan-human practicalities and culturally specific values; (5) war shapes society to its own ends; (6) war exists in multiple contexts; (7) opponents are constructed in conflict; (8) war is a continuation of domestic politics by other means; (9) leaders favor war because war favors leaders; (10) peace is more than the absence of war. Each point is applied to the contemporary wars of the United States.

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Sine Dolore

Relative Painlessness in Shakespeare’s Laughter at War

Daniel Derrin

An old tension lies at the heart of Christian thinking about war. How does a Christian individual, ruler or state balance the imperative of peace against the necessity of engaging in war, with all of its horror? More specifically, how does a

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Gendered Images and Soviet Subjects

How the Komsomol Archive Enriched My Understanding of Gender in Soviet War Culture

Adrienne M. Harris

My research investigates questions of identity and memory as shaped primarily by the Second World War and the fall of communist regimes in the Eastern Bloc. I aim to elucidate the construction of national and gender identities, the creation of

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Carl Strikwerda

World War I was an epochal event, given the sheer loss of life, the revolutionary changes that it set off in international relations, politics, and culture, and its legacy in communism, fascism, and World War II. To fully understand the historical

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Beyond the American culture wars

A call for environmental leadership and strengthening networks

Kate A. Berry

The culture wars are diminishing social cohesion. By culture wars, I mean the increases in volatility, expansion of polarization, and obvious conflicts in various parts of the world between, on the one hand, those who are passionate about

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“Welcome to Divinity College”

Subjectification in Pilgrimage to the Iran-Iraq War Battlefields in Contemporary Iran

Mahshid Zandi

“ Be danshegah-e Ilahiat khosh amadid ” 1 (Welcome to Divinity College), reads a welcome sign on the state-sponsored fieldtrips to the Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988) battlefields in Iran, known as Rahian-e Noor (travelers of the light; henceforth RN