"What war does to us as people on an emotional level and how it makes us so quick to compromise some of our most cherished principles and slide into mindless tribalism is one of the worst aspects of it, something we too often overlook."
Absolutely agree with that.
Let me ask you this, though. What is your view about the Second World War? That is to say, was it morally justifiable at that time to oppose Germany and Japan militarily?