Ravi Sankaracharya is professor of history at the University of Chicago and the author of War and Peace: A History of Human Conflict in the Age of the World (Princeton University Press).
He is the co-founder of the website WorldWarWarMyths.com and has written extensively about the human condition.
He has written many books on historical and political issues, including the acclaimed The War of the Worlds, a book that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.
This article is part of the series: ‘The War of Worldviews’, by Ravi Ravi.
He is on Twitter: @rajravi