From the Editor's Review of Victor Davis Hansen's "Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise to Western Power":
In Carnage and Culture, military historian Victor Hanson takes all of these factors into account in making a bold, and sure to be controversial, argument: Westerners are more effective killers.Jamie Foxx and his plantation-mates are not Westerners.
I recommend that to others frequently. Often in answer to someone hyping Jared Diamond’s Germs and Steel.
Carnage and Culture is a great book.