History forecasts an inevitable major war

A Ukrainian serviceman prepares for combat in the town of Bakhmut, in the Donetsk region on March 3. Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images/Tribune News Service

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE — Our future is foreshadowed by our past, and few human activities have shaped our history more than our near-irresistible compulsion to fight each other.

War is as characteristic of humanity as religion and the drive to procreate. At our best, we aspire to beat our swords into plowshares and our spears into pruning hooks. Religion has generally made a virtue of peace.

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The way to stop war is to develop strong international institutions. A better UN would make aggression infeasible. Its current design just ensures that a a few major countries get a free pass. That's the core problem here.

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