Even though it was originally meant for the Cold War, this book of poems, stories, and quotes about war still speaks to the wars going on today, whether in Iraq, Israel/Palestine, or the generic "war on terrorism" because the people in this book don't write about any specific war but rather about their experiences with and reflections on war in general.
The authors of this book are a psychologist and a psychiatrist, so many of the selections reflect the way we humans think about war and death.
Folks from all parts of recorded history are included from Lao-Tzu (6th century B.C.) to various world leaders and other people living today. There are world leaders such as Winston Churchill included as well as many writers and everyday civilians and soldiers. Unlike many other compilations where one can just open the book up and read a random page to get the feel of the book, this volume has been arranged in a specific order and under specific headlines such as "Words," "Enemies," "Only Part of Us Is Sane," and so on.