Marc Pilisuk
Who Benefits from Global Violence and War
Uncovering a Destructive System

Who Benefits From Global Violence and War: Uncovering a Destructive System by Marc Pilisuk with Jennifer Achord Rountree. Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger (2008) cuts more deeply than most into the links between customary topics of peace, conflict and justice to an understanding of the network of corporate, government and military interests that makes large-scale violence inevitable.

Excerpts:

"Wars are not accidents. They are products of a social order that plans for them and then accepts this planning as natural."

"The reality of being able to tap into, and to induce a soldier's capacity to kill appears to be an insufficient explanation for the motives for war. Most of the decisions to use military force are not made by soldiers or even influenced by their desires."

"The US is both the largest beneficiary of global inequality and the world’s specialists in weapons. Networks of key corporate and government officials perpetuate both the gross income disparities and the dominance in weapons."