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War's Fatal Attraction

The 2018 Reith Lectures with Margaret MacMillan: Is war an essential part of being human?

Is war an essential part of being human? Are we destined to fight? That is the central question that this year’s BBC Reith Lecturer, Professor Margaret Macmillan, addresses in five lectures, recorded in the UK, Lebanon and Canada. In her series, called The Mark of Cain, she will explore the tangled history of war and society and our complicated feelings towards it and towards those who fight, as well as answering questions from the audience.

(Illustration: Hands holding war medals, a wreath and a white dove)

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50 minutes

Last on

Sat 28 Jul 2018 11:06GMT

Broadcasts

  • Tue 24 Jul 2018 08:06GMT
  • Sat 28 Jul 2018 11:06GMT

The Reith Lectures on Radio 4

The Reith Lectures on Radio 4

Archive recordings from the BBC's flagship annual lecture series going back to 1948