The History Files #33: War Fever

39 mins - Published Wed, Dec 2, 2015 by Gordon Frye and Nancy Frye

In this episode of The History Files we take a look at “war fever” and what drives world leaders to take up arms against each other. Sometimes it’s justified, as in defense, but sometimes it doesn’t seem very legitimate, as in the case of imperialist expansion. Then there’s the whole problem of dealing with the conundrum of wishing for victory, the harsh reality being that one is of course wishing death and destruction on the losing side.

War: What is it good for?

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Russo-French skirmish during the Crimean War

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