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Systems so perfect

By guest author Mike Corgan “dreaming of systems so perfect that no one will need to be good.” C.S. Lewis wrote those words for his verse play The Rock, but they could just as well apply to U.S. foreign policy … Continue reading

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Historical strands of peace activism

I’d long been anxious to read Soldiers of Peace, hoping it might shed light on successes as well as missteps in the current-day antiwar movement. And so it has.

The main character in Soldiers of Peace is Alfred H. Love, who was possessed of the idée fixe that the only way to peace before, during, and after the Civil War was… Continue reading

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Syria: Even fainter hope

The tragic course of violence in Syria, falling mostly as it usually does on women and children, highlights the limitations of the United Nations as means of peaceful conflict resolution in the world.

Even at its best, the UN can only do… Continue reading

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The American Civil War and pacifism

Before 2011 draws to an end, we want to acknowledge that 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. Following the election of Abraham Lincoln, 11 slave states seceded from the United States in 1861. … Continue reading

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