Essay – “In A War Of Ideas, It Is People Who Get Killed”. Does A Common Man Suffer From A Group’s Ideology?


“In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed”. Does a common man suffer from a group’s ideology? Express your opinion, and support the same with reasons and examples.

Complete the topic within 20 minutes. Write a 300 word essay.


“In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed” is a famous saying and I personally support the statement. Time and again humankind has faced mass destruction owing to difference in ideas and beliefs. So it is rightly said that group’s ideology can sometimes cause suffering to common man.

A good example is this regard is September 11 2001 attacks in US. The attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage and $3 trillion in total costs. The impact of the attacks affected both society and culture in general. As a result general public live under constant fear.

The sufferings of common man in such incidences can not be expressed in words. It has been observed that in the clash of opposing ideals, ideologies, or concepts it is the common man who suffers the most. There are many nations or groups who uses ‘war of ideas’ as a tool to promote their interests abroad.

Second example in this regard is of government who sometimes roll out policies which are not in favor of general public. Despite the negative response from people, such projects finds its place in government’s agenda. Such decisions are forced onto public. Such cases forms perfect example of a common man sufferings from a group’s ideology.

Usually a group’s ideology is followed by majority of the population, governments, or other groups who finds common concerns and interest as of group. Such groups tend to work toward’s their members betterment and gain. For example: National Organization for Women (NOW) mission is to advocate for equality and full societal participation for women.

At the end I want to say that people do get killed in a war of ideas. Many people have lost their life and will continue to do so owing to the differences in the way of thinking. It is the common man who has always been suppressed and suffered. In future also it will be continue if ideas are carried out before knowing its aftermath.


  1. Thamar Tharowat April 22, 2017
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