Project Stoicism: On the Futility of War

War today is, as always, driven by the interests of the wealthy and powerful to further their own agendas in one way or the other.

Many great thinkers have through the ages recognized that war is ultimately futile and only increases suffering.

Seneca has something very poignant to say on the topic, as Massimo Pigliucci points out in today’s episode of the Stoic Meditations Podcast:

And if this is a bit too esoteric for you, here is what a US president had to say on the topic. A true hero, someone who helped end two wars, one as the commander of an army, the other as president. Someone who earned his spurs on the battlefield and not in the office of a doctor his father had paid.