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War: How Violence Can Lead To Stability

Apr 29, 2014

War is bloody, tragic and violent, but it also has benefits for society—even if it doesn’t feel that way when the bullets are flying.

Ian Morris is the author of 'War! What Is It Good For? Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots .'

On Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with a historian about his idea that war ultimately leads to stability and prosperity, despite the high body counts it takes to get there.


  • Ian Morris, professor of classics and history at Stanford University

HEAR MORE: Ian Morris speaks at 6:30 p.m. April 29, at the Central Branch of The Kansas City Public Library, 14 W. 10th, Kansas City, Mo.