The Cunning Man: Peter Stanley reveals why war is a bizarre human phenomenon

By Nigel Featherstone
Updated April 23 2018 - 1:01pm, first published November 28 2014 - 12:45pm

Think outside the square. Push the envelope. Go beyond your comfort zone. These are the cliches that are trotted out with monotonous regularity, as though every one of us isn't brave enough – we're all just lazy sods. Then again, we're also told to be cautious of those who dare to be outspoken, not get too close to the people who rock the boat. At all costs, we should avoid those who are courageous enough to try turning truth on its head.

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