War is boring

This is probably one of the most provocative political phrases I’ve come across recently. After all most of human civilisation has been about wars. Violence may be in decline, as Steven Pinker has recently convincingly argued, but have we reached a point where it isn’t a strong driver anymore? 

I don’t think we have, but that is exactly why this phrase should spread. Because, really, war is boring.

PS: “War is boring” is a book by David Axe and Matt Bors, which I came across as a collection of posts on Medium.