” I don’t write about adolescence. I write about war. For adolescents. “


” One of the reasons it’s important for me to write about war is I really think that the concept of war, the specifics of war, the nature of war, the ethical ambiguities of war, are introduced too late to children. I think they can hear them, understand them, know about them, at a much younger age without being scared to death by the stories. “


” I think it’s very uncomfortable for people to talk to children about war, and so they don’t because it’s easier not to. But then you have young people at eighteen who are enlisting in the army, and they really don’t have the slightest idea what they’re getting into. “


” I think we put our children at an enormous disadvantage by not educating them in war, by not letting them understand about it at an early age. “


” My father was career military. He was a veteran, he was a doctor of political science, he taught at West Point and Air Command Staff and lectured at the War College. “


” If I took the 40 years of my dad talking to me about war and battles and taking me to battlefields and distilled it down into one question, it would probably be the idea of the necessary or unnecessary war. “


” The Underland Chronicles’ is an unnecessary war for a very long time until it becomes a necessary war, because there have been all these points where people could have gotten off the train but they didn’t, they just kept moving the violence forward until it’s gone out of control. “


” In ‘The Hunger Games,’ in most people’s idea, in terms of rebellion or a civil-war situation, that would meet the criteria for a necessary war. These people are oppressed, their children are being taken off and put in gladiator games. They’re impoverished, they’re starving, they’re brutalized. “



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I think we put our children at an enormous disadvantage by not educating them in war, by not letting them understand about it at an early age.
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If I took the 40 years of my dad talking to me about war and battles and taking me to battlefields and distilled it down into one question, it would probably be the idea of the necessary or unnecessary war.
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