peace, it should be expected that steps would be made to eradicate war altogether, but that’s notthe case. Cicero has a valid counterpoint which states “the rights of war must be strictlyobserved. … We must only resort to force only in case we may not avail ourselves of discussion”(Source A). He feels that war should be able to exist, however, the frequency in which war iswaged must be strongly checked and discussion is a better alternative. This is a more peacefulmethod but it has the same results as war. But as Boswell states, “‘peace on earth’ hath not as yetmade war to cease.” Peace still has not eradicated war from the earth. Peace starts fleeting soonafter it is obtained. Humans cannot coexist without getting into some kind of fight. Tension willalways be present, an invisible cloud of gas waiting for a spark to ignite it and to start the firethat we call war. Humans cannot live in peace, nor can they live without war. War is a common way to make and keep the peace amongst the people. Although peaceis a fragile word to apply to a civilization, it can be easily broken, that is why war can never beeradicated. Humans could not possibly live without waging war, it is a fact of life for them. Butthe aftermath of a war has a positive light, it serves as a unity factor, bringing the divided backtogether, making a civilization whole again. A world without war is a utopian idea, one thatcould never keep the world turning. War is a part of human existence, it defines us as a race andit makes us who were are as a whole.
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