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“On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society” is a striking and serious book to historians, law enforcement officers, military personnel, martial artists, psychologist, and others. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is the author of this brilliant book. Grossman gives us the history of how soldiers are trained to kill, how it affected combat, and how the aftermath of combat affected soldiers. His work is important, not just to the military, but also for their families and the public as a whole. We need to know how war is going to affect us so that we may treat our returning veterans correctly. Grossman shows us how it was done correctly after World War Two, and incorrectly after Vietnam. By knowing this information our society can greatly reduce the risk of veterans returning with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. On Killing is a fantastic empirical analysis of “kill ology,” or the study of killing. Grossman organized this book into many complimentary chapters explaining the many facets of killing, or rather the obstacles for humans to kill each other. He also included a plethora of personal anecdotes from soldiers in wars prehistoric and recent that support and expand upon his thesis. On Killing has earned its Pulitzer nomination the hard way, with the author, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, (ret Ranger)researching, investigating and reporting on the way we’re affected by death and the killing that surrounds us daily and is really just another part of life.
In this, we look at killing in the military and at how methods of distancing soldiers from the foe, from hand-to-hand combat to pole weapons like pikes and to bombardiers in high-altitude aircraft have made warfare more impersonal and less stressful on the individuals who bear psychological guilt for killing others. Grossman looks at and talks about how we accept other death, from the stewing hen last Sunday to the mousetrap we set tomorrow. He investigates this phenomenon on many levels, even explaining the Biblical difference between killing and murder and showing where examples can be found. Alarmingly, he points out that many of the ‘training/conditioning’ methods used by the armed forces and police agencies are incorporated more and more into the video-type entertainment of children. This influence might well contribute to some of the violence seen in children today, and could even be instrumental in recent school shootings. The last might sound somewhat extreme at first, but how many of today’s ‘games’ are based on which player can jump over and collect the other’s checkers. How many are scored by the number of impersonal human figures/light flashes ‘killed’ on a screen with a plastic gun? Soon shooting at humans means no more than fixing the chicken for dinner does. These are some of the things about the way killing affects people. Grossman did a brilliant job of collecting thousands of dry statistics and transforming them into a book that reads like an exciting novel. Small wonder it’s a textbook at West Point now, where Lt. Col. Grossman taught Psychology.
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- Name: On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
- Author: Col. Dave Grossman
- ISBN: 0316330000
- Language: English
- Genre: Violence in Society, Popular Social Psychology & Interactions, Medical Social Psychology & Interactions,
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 1MB
- Page: 400
- Price: Free
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