They call it by a single name, but the beast has many heads and a thousand faces. It is the face of greed, the face of arrogance, the face of tyranny, of destruction, fear, aggression, and domination. Those whom it touches are destroyed and all who embrace it are devoured. Matthew 24, 6-7: And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.
This book is dedicated to those who have fought for us, laying down life and limb to save us from ourselves. They stand guard between the best and worst of mankind, both of which reside within each of us equally.