If love is the simple motive that characterizes men as brothers and friends, what is the simple motive that characterizes men as fighters and killers?
Turning us into killers is the dead giveaway that war must be about hate. So if war is about hate, peace must be about love. That’s the if-then formula for love that enables us to habitually condemn war and righteously judge the warmongers in our midst.
Is it possible that both images of peace and war are expressions of love.