Law Not War: Listen very carefully to Ben Ferencz

Law Not War: Listen very carefully to Ben Ferencz

  By Jan Oberg August 13, 2018 This is literally a unique experience of extraordinary educational value: Listen to 99-year old Ben Ferencz sharing his crystal clear perception of the human stupidity of war – all wars – and how he sees the situation of humanity. He remains a realist, he says, with more optimism […]

Thursday’s EU summit must conquer misleading immigration policies

Thursday’s EU summit must conquer misleading immigration policies

  By Jonathan Power June 28, 2018 Navel-gazing can sometimes be a good thing. But, as the self-help books and articles advocate, looking at one’s achievements to date to boost one’s morale is always a good step forward before attempting to improve the mind and spirit. Europe’s summit opens on Thursday. With immigration the central […]

War-War and Jaw-Jaw

War-War and Jaw-Jaw

  By Jonathan Power June 19, 2018 • Give the man a break. Donald Trump found out in Singapore that, as Churchill said, “Jaw-Jaw is better than War-War”. If war can be avoided by a warm, long, very private chat without advisers, with effusive body gestures and promises of a world stage when his opponent, […]

New book – “The Information Explosion”

New book – “The Information Explosion”

  By John Scales Avery May 30, 2018 I would like to announce the publication of my new book entitled “The Information Explosion”. This book discusses the role of information in evolution, and especially in the evolution of human culture. Articles and book chapters that I have previously written on this subject are incorporated in […]

“Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk” – New Book

“Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk” – New Book

  New book by TFF Associate, Richard Falk, on the Vietnam War   Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk Editor Stefan Andersson Cambridge University Press, 2017 (US $ 157) Paperback UK £ 28 here   Why the Legal and Political Debate on the Vietnam War Still Matters   […]

Culture in Crisis: The Visionary Theories of Pitirim Sorokin

Culture in Crisis: The Visionary Theories of Pitirim Sorokin

  By John S. Uebersax • Pitirim Sorokin, a leading 20th century sociologist, is someone you should know about. Consider this quote of his: The organism of the Western society and culture seems to be undergoing one of the deepest and most significant crises of its life. The crisis is far greater than the ordinary; […]

Parallel Universes: Vietnam and Palestine

Parallel Universes: Vietnam and Palestine

By Richard Falk Not surprisingly, my sixth visit to Vietnam stirred many memories, among them, a recognition of the parallels between the Vietnamese and Palestinian experiences, two peoples who have meant so much to me over the course of my adult lifetime. I visited Hanoi in 1968 in the midst of the American war that […]

How History Explains the Korean Crisis

How History Explains the Korean Crisis

Special Report: Many Americans simply view North Korea and its leaders as “crazy,” but the history behind today’s crisis reveals of a more complex reality that could change those simplistic impressions, as historian William R. Polk explains. Via consortiumnews.com By William R. Polk The U.S. and North Korea are on the brink of hostilities that […]

TFF PressInfo # 291: Coping with the loss of a close enemy. Perestroika as a challenge to the West

TFF PressInfo # 291: Coping with the loss of a close enemy. Perestroika as a challenge to the West

By Jan Oberg Written April 1990 • Published in Bulletin of Peace Proposals 3-1990, pp 287-298 and on TFF’s homepage at the same time   1. Four hypotheses The West has lost a close enemy, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Which reactions can be discerned and what psycho-political emotions are they indicative of? How […]

The Decline and Fall of Modern Civilization: 8 Simple Steps to Squandering It All

The Decline and Fall of Modern Civilization: 8 Simple Steps to Squandering It All

  By Brandon Marlon Neither are great civilizations built in a day, nor do they collapse all of a sudden. Deterioration is gradual, therefore noticeable. In the Land of Israel, the First Temple was destroyed due to idolatry. The Second Temple was destroyed due to baseless hatred. In the 21st century, the subtler combination of […]