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How has war shaped us?

How has war shaped us?

In the first episode of the new series of Reading our Times, Nick Spencer speaks to world–renowned expert on history and international relations Margaret MacMillan. 25/05/2021

War seems to be omnipresent in human history and despite the number of people who have argued that the world is getting ever more peaceful, it remains a reality for millions of people today.

Margaret MacMillan is Emeritus Professor of International History at the University of Oxford and a world–renowned expert on history and international relations. Nick Spencer speaks to her about her book War: How conflict shaped us which looks at how humans have fought and made peace with one another for millennia, and explores what this says about who we are.   


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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently ‘The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable’ (Bloomsbury, 2017), ‘The Evolution of the West’ (SPCK, 2016) and ‘Atheists: The Origin of the Species’ (Bloomsbury, 2014).

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Posted 25 May 2021

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