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The Future of War: The Re-Enchantment of War in the Twenty-First Century

The Future of War: The Re-Enchantment of War in the Twenty-First Century

Christopher Coker

ISBN: 978-0-470-69840-2

Apr 2008

176 pages

$24.99

Description

In this book, Professor Christopher Coker presents an original and controversial thesis about the future of war.

  • Argues that the biotechnology revolution has given war a new lease of life.

  • Draws on thinkers from Hegel and Nietzsche to the postmodernists.

  • Refers to modern fiction and films.

  • Part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series.
Foreword by Michael Evans.

Preface.

1. The Re-Enchantment of War.

2. The Warrior of The Future: Memes or Genes?.

3. Towards Post Human Warfare.

4. Beyond The Death Threshold.

5. The Death of Sacrifice.

6. To be Concluded?.

Notes.

Index.

""For all those who seek a deeper understanding of the contours of war, then this fine book should be required reading.""

Michael Evans, Royal Military College, Duntroon


""An important and exciting book that draws on a remarkable range of sources.""

Andrew Linklater, University of Wales, Aberystwyth


  • An original and controversial thesis about the future of war.

  • Argues that the biotechnology revolution has given war a new lease of life.

  • Draws on thinkers from Hegel and Nietzsche to the postmodernists.

  • Refers to modern fiction and films.

  • Part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series