The Narrative of Peace: What We Can Learn From the History of Peace Thought

The Narrative of Peace: What We Can Learn From the History of Peace Thought

  By John Gittings • “Although most people have always sought to live in peace, our perception of the past is over-dominated by a narrative that is obsessed with war”, argues John Gittings – long-standing ORG Adviser and Guardian Writer, in his latest book ‘The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq’, published […]


Culture is as difficult to define as peace. It has many connotations – ways of living and thinking, cultural production, social cosmology, habits and mores, civilisation etc. We’re not too keen on strict classifications. Here we publish materials that fall in a few categories – all in some way related to what it would take […]


Under this menu we bring interesting – mainly theoretical – materials that belong to the interesting intersection between peace and other ways of thinking. They can be seen as related to it, relevant for and interacting with peace endeavours.

TFF Associates Blog

The roll-down menus give you access to (almost) everything TFF Associates have produced since end of 2017 – their writings and videos, their media comment, broadcasts, essays and poetry. The Treasures of their writings 2006-2012 can be found here. And all that we published by them 2012-2017 is here. Time to explore and see how […]


Various aspects of and approaches to this “essentially contested” concept. And various ways of thinking across cultures. Stuff here is both theoretical and practical – with an emphasis on the former. We thought that a slightly blurred image of a sunset – the far horizon – could illustrate these endeavours. The moment we think we […]

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