New Books Update Our Thinking About Cruelty

Adam Serwer’s “The Cruelty Is the Point” and other recent books join a long tradition of thinking about the suffering caused by malice, indifference and convenience.

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The False and Dangerous Promise of Humane Wars

Samuel Moyn’s “Humane” explores America’s enthusiasm for making wars more humane even if it assures us of future wars.

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What Comes After the 9/11 Era?

The battle to define the next American grand strategy.

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