War and society: a tangled relationship

Margaret Macmillan explores why conflict has been an essential component of human history

Margaret MacMillan is professor of History at the University of Toronto and an emeritus professor of International History at Oxford University. (Photo by Getty Images)

Professor Margaret Macmillan discusses her new book War: How Conflict Shaped Us, which explores conflict’s changing yet intrinsic role in human history, and reveals how warfare has often led to societal and scientific progress.

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