#273 – Chris Blattman: War and Violence

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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(06:49) – What is war?
(17:59) – Justification for war
(40:47) – War in Ukraine
(1:24:16) – Nuclear war
(1:35:36) – Drug cartels
(1:52:19) – Joseph Kony
(1:58:23) – World Wars
(2:05:31) – Civil wars
(2:12:05) – Israeli–Palestinian conflict
(2:20:49) – China vs USA
(2:26:58) – Love
(2:33:23) – Hard data
(2:40:58) – Mortality
(2:46:04) – Advice for young people
(2:50:45) – Tyler Cowen