Gene Sharp has died and the world has lost a global educator

Gene Sharp has died and the world has lost a global educator

    Obituary By Jørgen Johansen Just a week after his 90th birthday Gene Sharp passed away. The journal New Statesman once described Gene Sharp as the “Machiavelli of Nonviolence” and Thomas Weber labelled him “the Clausewitz of Nonviolent Action.” Who was this man and what is his contribution to our understanding of the possibilities […]

How willing are we to accept new perspectives and interpretations? War as a cave phenomenon?

How willing are we to accept new perspectives and interpretations? War as a cave phenomenon?

Whether or not this short video is 100% in accordance with the original, it offers insights into perceptional psychology, the question of what is reality and what does it look like to us – and how do we receive new information. It’s also about science, philosophy, socially acceptable knowledge – and how to punish the […]

How Peace Studies Can Help End Wars

How Peace Studies Can Help End Wars

By David Swanson Remarks at Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, October 28, 2017. Thank you for inviting me. Can everyone who thinks that war is never, and can never be, justified please raise your hand. Thank you. Now if you think every war is always justified. Thank you. And finally all […]