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On War, James Boswell, 1777

Boswell, James. "On War." Thegentlereader.net. The Gentle Reader, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

The function of lines 27-29 (“Civilization, which…savage rudeness”) is to

A

point out a discrepancy between the ideal and reality of civilized life.

B

argue that technological progress is unassailable.

C

explore the underlying motivations that contribute to warfare.

D

present a philosophical justification for peaceful behavior.

E

highlight the link between warfare and great societies.