Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World

Author:
Malcolm Potts and Thomas Hayden
Publisher:
BenBella Books
Category:
Biology

Combining exhaustive research and rich personal experience, Sex and War shows that war, terrorism, slavery, and the subjugation of women have common roots deep in our biological history. Evolution is not destiny, however, and the authors, with the crucial contributions of Martha Campbell, show how relatively simple strategies can help the biology of peace win out over the biology of war. In doing so, they lay out a rational roadmap to make war less likely in the future, and less brutal when it does occur.