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  •  Martin wrote something timeless.... (11+ / 0-)

    and as I read the books, I saw mini treatises on all aspects of war.... "broken men" and ptsd.  Torture and how pointless it is as a tool for anything but masochism.  The scene in the barn with Arya and The Tickler really nails this subject in the books.  The role of superior overwhelming technology in war.  The plight of displaced people during conflicts and how it changes good people.... how it changes everyone.  The use of starvation and rape as tools for subjugating a population.  The clash of different religions and how that is used as a cloak for justifying a straight up war for control of resources and power.  Disaster capitalism.....  I love these books but for how they explain US and our wars, today.

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