How Our Naive Understanding of Violence Helps ISIS

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Paul K. Chappell
“At West Point I learned that technology forces warfare to evolve. The reason soldiers today no longer ride horses into battle, use bows and arrows, and wield spears, is because of the gun. The reason people no longer fight in trenches, as they did during World War I, is because the tank and airplane were greatly improved and mass-produced. But there is a technological innovation that has changed warfare more than the gun, tank, or airplane. That technological innovation is mass media.”

Author: Paul K. Chappell
Published in: The Easley Progress
Pickens Sentinel
Hutchinson Leader
The PeaceWorker
War is a Crime
La Progressive
Gilmer Free Press
Sierra County Prospect
Date: December 10,13,14,16,17,2015

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