What is the International Day of Peace?

Introduction The International Day of Peace, sometimes officially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September. What is It? It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian… Read More

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Interlude: War or Peace?

“I don’t know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace is an interlude during war.” Georges Clemenceau (1841 to 1929) Georges Clemenceau, byname The Tiger, French Le Tigre, was a statesman and journalist who was a dominant figure in the French Third Republic and, as premier (1917-20), a major contributor to the Allied… Read More

Giants & Infants…

“Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.” General Bradley (1893 to 1981) Omar Nelson Bradley was a US Army officer who commanded the Twelfth Army Group, which helped ensure the Allied victory over Germany… Read More

Heroic Sacrifices…

“We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that me make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.” Albert Einstein (1879 to 1955) A German-born physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the… Read More