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Margaret MacMillan, introduced by Nik Gowing

The British Pugwash Lecture: Rolling the Iron Dice – Why do Humans Make war?

Hay Festival 2021, 

War between organized groups goes far back into human history. Is it an integral part of our society? What do those who make war think they can gain from it? And how have we tried to control and eliminate it? Modern war, its causes, nature, and impact, and the continuing search for peace are the topics covered by the expert on international relations and professor at University of Oxford. She talks to the broadcaster and journalist Nik Gowing.