Here’s a great little course, university level course on the lovely topic of war. Yes, it is a topic to be studied well, we humans end up doing quite a lot on and with it, no? We study old one, prepare for new ones, fight new ones, dropping people, money, ideology and stuff into this exercise. My professor said this:
"War makes headlines and history books. It has shaped the international system, prompted social change and inspired literature, art, and music. It engenders some of the most intense as well as the most brutal human experiences and it raises the fundamental questions of human ethics."
- Sir Lawrence Freedman
As the course blurb says:
Its purpose is to provide an introduction, or primer, to the study of war.
War Studies Primer is presented as a lecture curriculum at the university level. It is a free, non-credit, self-study course that consists of 28 lectures and over 1,400 slides and is updated on a yearly basis.
War Studies Primer is licensed for your use and reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.