Thursday, March 11, 2010

War and Civilization (Short Note)

No doubt wars have been witnessed by all societies and at all times, yet its continuity is no justification for its continuance. Progress and growth of human civilization and society gets a serious setback due to war. Due to war our ancient monuments, which are the symbol of our culture, are destroyed. Young and able-bodied persons are eaten away by the war and thus ration between men and women is disturbed. Due to lack of family affection and parental care, the children get spoiled and thus the whole process of cultural and civilization advancement gets a serious setback. In the words of Maclver and page, “No high policy seems a recompense for the destruction of the manhood of a whole generation, for the culture disrupting the falsehood and hatred without which it cannot be waged for the jeopardy of civilization itself. These indications point to a new orientation of man toward an institution which has not been rendered obsolete but which has proved to be tragically incongruous with the changed conditions of human life”.

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