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On Killing Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 1, Killing and the Existence of Resistance: A World of Virgins Studying Sex: Chapter 4, The Nature and Source of the Resistance Summary

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Section 1, Killing and the Existence of Resistance: A World of Virgins Studying Sex: Chapter 4, The Nature and Source of the Resistance Summary and Analysis

Grossman explores the resistance to homicide. Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor, noted that it was impossible to escape the sense of unity and interconnectedness with others, including opponents. Ancient Hindus had a different view. In The Bhagavad Gita the warrior Arjuna is lamenting to Lord Krishna that he is facing a war that has relatives among his opponents. Lord Krishna tells Arjuna is that all is indestructible Spirit and so no one ever need lament about any events of the flesh. Firing rates increased dramatically after World War II. The author also presented raw data that nonlethal assault and human killing of other humans have...

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