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Description and the Anatomy of War


America in Afghanistan: Foreign Policy and Decision Making from Bush to Obama to Trump By Sharifullah Dorani I.B. Tauris, 328 pp, January 2019 In the winter of 1940, the philosopher Simone Weil published her essay “The Iliad, or the Poem of Force.” In it, she argues that from the violence of war “springs the idea of...