Why Go To War?

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Original Air Date: 
January 11, 2020

The escalating conflict between the U.S. and Iran has a lot of people on edge, worried that we're on the verge of yet another war. So what if we step back and ask a bigger question: why do we go to war? What is the perennial attraction of armed conflict? And what does it take for peace activists to face down tyrants and military leaders?

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January 14, 2020