Sunday didn’t contain a lot of interesting stuff. Went grocery shopping, played some video games, catered to Fuzzball, made dinner, talked on the phone, and finished reading War: the Lethal Custom by Gwynne Dyer. Even though that book was revised in 2005 or thereabouts, I believe it’s overly optimistic. The main bright spot in the brief history of war that the author delivers is that people have had nuclear weapons since 1945 and have only used them against other people twice. The author seems to believe that there can be an end to war, provided that people do the right things.
I don’t know if I buy that, because all my experience of dealing with people over the last few years has shown me that A) people are stupid B) people are greedy. If you combine A and B, you have sufficient justification for a lot of wars. War has not been profitable for a society as a whole for the last 50..80 years, though, and since those who are in charge of societies follow the money, large scale wars may become rare or disappear.