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Is war inevitable - Eng 100 sum 71(a Bishara Fall 95...

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Eng. 100 – sum. 71 (a) Bishara, Fall ‘95 DIRECTIONS: You have 45 minutes to read and summarize the following passage. The number of words in the passage is indicated in brackets, at the end of the passage. Your summary should be approximately one third the length of the original text. Is War Inevitable? Joel Larus The question of whether war cannot be avoided is one which has concerned many of the world’s great writers. Before considering this question, it will be useful to introduce some related ideas. The meaning of conflict can be stated as opposition among social units – groups or individuals – directed against one another. This is distinguished from competition, which means opposition among social units independently seeking to obtain something which is in inadequate supply. Competitors may not know about one another, while those who participate in a conflict do. Conflict and competition are both classes of opposition. The meaning of opposition has been stated as a process by which social units perform activities in the disservice of one another.
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