Why the "long peace" may be ending.
History shows that free trade can’t buy world peace.
«Ultimately, a military based pax or deeper common interest might be necessary to keep commerce and the world on gentle terms.»
Once it was enough to explain the Second World War as a military reaction by peace-loving nations to the imperial ambitions of Hitler and Mussolini in Europe and the Japanese military in East Asia.…
When a war is going on, though, it is absolutely the time to talk about peace. How else can we prevent even further loss of life or yet more millions forced into refuge somewhere else in the world? It…
«The UN has been too slow to act, and too much of the interstate system has pushed for escalation, not negotiation.»
Fallen.io, a short animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, explores the harrowing statistics of World War II and sizes up its numbers to other wars in history, including recent conflicts.
The search for peace is really the search for truth. Try to see the advantage of understanding things by discovering the truth rather than by practice. Let’s say I’m trying to quit smoking. There are…
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