Where is Everyone…

“Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” Carl Sandburg (1878 to 1967) An American poet, historian, novelist, and folklorist. He enlisted in the 6th Illinois Infantry during the Spanish-American War in 1898. Advertisements

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Mental Power and Peace & War…

“It is a pity that kings and rulers do not apply their mental powers as effectively to the preservation of peace as to the prosecution of war.” Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 BC to 35/34 BC) Commonly referred to as Sallust, he was a Roman historian and one of the great Latin literary stylists, noted for… Read More

Diplomats to Start & Soldiers to Finish…

“Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it… You take diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.” Will Rogers (1879 to 1935) William Penn Adair Rogers was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humourist, newspaper columnist, and… Read More

Peace & Dreams…

“Perpetual peace is a futile dream.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice elicited exceptional pride within his ranks, and the… Read More

Dynamite Plans…

“Perhaps my dynamite plans will put an end to war sooner than your [pacifist] congresses. On the day two army corps can annihilate each other in one second all civilized nations will recoil from war in horror.” Alfred Nobel (1833 to 1896) Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, and industrialist who invented dynamite… Read More

What is Peace?

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.” Jawaharlal Nehru (1899 to 1964) Also known as the “Pundit” or “Teacher”,… Read More

Time for Another World War?

Since 1945, the world has been – comparatively – peaceful. Some believe this ‘long peace’ is the start of a new, conflict-free era. However, a recent analysis suggests it is just a blip, and a major war could be around the corner. The long peace began after the second world war. In his 2011 book The Better Angels… Read More