Robert Bevan is former editor of Building Design and writes on architectural, design and housing issues for national news-papers. He lives in London.
The message of Robert Bevan's devastating book is that war is about killing cultures, identities and memories as much as it is about killing people and occupying territory. War is not just licensed murder but licensed vandalism. Since people are replaceable but buildings and cultures not, the destruction of buildings is often the more ferocious. --Simon Jenkins The Sunday Times (UK) (02/26/2005)