Why NATO? Economically the US and the EU are deadly enemies!

Naturally we humans are almost like animals, but culturally we humans are not animals. I would say the ratio is 98% (nature) versus 2% (culture). But the effects of this little 2% are vast. Look at our genome. There is only little genetic difference between humans and bonobos, but the effects of that little difference are vast. And this is not only because of nature but very much more (probably also 98%) because of culture.

The ratio between war and peace is almost like the ratio between nature and culture.

Peace does not mean “passivity” or “laziness”, although it often leads to such behaviors. Therefore it was said in former times: “War is inevitable”. But it was not meant as “peace is an illusion”.