Is land ownership and private property at the root of all wars?
There is no such thing, once a war begins the land you acquire becames your private property.
Taking away the right to private property and land ownership would only cause a superficial change and not the change of heart that's needed to prevent war. In addition the greed and selfishness that are innate in all people would change to a more destructive force without private property because instead of trying to please customers and add value to society, they would be motivated to curry favor to the representatives of government at the expense of his fellow Man.
You make an interesting point. Yet, what is government without land to protect the interests of? I wonder if lack of private property really does add value to a society. Instead, I wonder whether it fragments it - creating the atmosphere for war.
I'd say it's not the root. No. But rather, one of the primary reasons. The root of war is selfishness and pride.
I like your answer! So, from that I would say:
Greed, selfishness and pride are the root of war. And these characteristics primarily manifest themselves in the pursuit of new land acquisition.
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