Category Archives: Media

Begging for War

By Robert C. Koehler “There are no good options,” Brian Williams said the other night on MSNBC, launching a discussion about North Korea with the implication that war—maybe nuclear war—is the only solution to the problem it represents. We’ve been … Continue reading

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Buddhist Social Democracy, Part 2

by Stefan Schindler In Buddha’s worldview, “each life is precious, endowed with freedom and opportunity.” The Buddhist social democratic path to peace offers widespread time and place for deconditioning. Buddha says the institutions of society ought to serve schools, not … Continue reading

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Getting to Good

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By Kathie MM In a response to my recent post  honoring Gene Sharpe for his long commitment to nonviolent opposition to dictatorial regimes, Ed Agro commented, “the prescriptions are of little help in the next step: once the struggle is “over” – … Continue reading

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CHILD’S PLAY?

by Kathie MM While my younger siblings and I were growing up, my mom wrote regular letters to her mom down in Florida about our adventures, mishaps, squabbles, reconciliations, etc. The letter below, written by my mom on February 6, … Continue reading

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