Wednesday, Aug 5, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Tobias Peterson
PopMatters (5 August 2009)

With the rise of guns and Predator drones, the social emphasis on hand-to-hand combat has all but disappeared, leaving a cultural void that is filled, in part, by sports.

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