"The age-old atavistic lust for war ... never really goes away," writes Evan Thomas. "It is too fundamental to the male psyche." He writes that we go through generational cycles of mythologizing war and then remembering its horrors. "Since 9/11, with the prolonged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we've now had our fill of fighting. We're back to the phase where movies and memoirs capture war's darker side. War should not be mythologized, but it should be remembered. "