Jun 4, 2018
Show 3073 Audiobook. On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
This ACU show consist of an audiobook selection from this fine book and serves as an introduction to our ACU Students and Alumni. This book is recommended by ACU.
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Overview of the Book-
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman
The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's conditioning techniques, and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder among the young.
Upon its initial publication, ON KILLING was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects soldiers, and of the societal implications of escalating violence. Now, Grossman has updated this classic work to include information on 21st-century military conflicts, recent trends in crime, suicide bombings, school shootings, and more. The result is a work certain to be relevant and important for decades to come.
Please purchase this book at your favorite book seller or the audiobook at audible. Recommended by ACU.