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On Killing - Section 2, Killing and Combat Trauma: The Role of Killing in Psychiatric Casualties: Chapter 5, The Wind of Hate Summary & Analysis

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Here the author focuses upon the role of hatred in warfare. He opens the chapter by describing beatings, muggings and rape as being more feared by the populace than other crimes. This is because of their shock value and how personally hostile they are. This is a key to what soldiers also face on the battlefield. Suffice it to say, it is tough to not take personal a direct personal assault from the enemy.

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