My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love this book. I love it because is such a great read but I disagree with it. Junger is one of the most experienced journalists to write about the tragedy of war, but not the greatest social philosopher. This is a short and concise book. This is the kind of book you wish they’d replace with “The Scarlett Letter”. Junger does use too many statistics that may not add to his point, but the point comes across clearly. Tragedies bring people together faster and more efficiently than times of peace. Society finds order in its darkest hour in the most admirable ways. But I’d love to discuss the point of new ways of socializing in the modern world that Junger does not speak of.