Why war - still? Albert meets Sigmund in the ultimate match-up
chapterposted on 19.06.2019 by Toby Miller
Division of a book, which in a scholarly context usually treats a part of a larger subject in a stand-alone manner.
After reviewing various theories of why wars occur, notably feminist, postcolonial and political-economic perspectives, this chapter takes a moment from long ago as its touchstone: a venerable debate about why war happens. It took place in correspondence 85 years ago between two founders of masculinist modernity: Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. Their debate offers us some clues about how technocracy and masculinity meet in metaphorical trenches, and what journalism should do to cover that encounter.
- Loughborough University London