Myth of Inevitability

How Not to Go to War

By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War If you saw a book in Barnes and Noble called “How Not to Go to War,” wouldn’t you assume it was a guide to the proper equipment every good warrior should have when […]

Kathy Beckwith: “It’s Time To Abandon War”

Is using war as a means of resolving conflict an outdated premise? Is it time for us to move on from the battlefield? And if so, are there alternatives that actually work? Mediator Kathy Beckwith shares her big idea – […]

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War Isn’t in Your Genes or Your Jeans

By David Swanson, February 25, 2019 I’ve written before about the pseudo-science of genetics, which is almost as crazy as the popular understanding of it. Our culture has long proposed that Oliver Twist could grow up middle-class in the slums because of […]

King-Crane Report on the Near East

Armistice Day Ended The War To End Wars. The Treaty Of Versailles Gave Us War Without End

By Mike Ferner October 29, 2018 Historians debate to what extent the Treaty of Versailles was responsible for Hitler’s march to World War II, but there can be little doubt that the treaty ending the “War to End All Wars” […]

Regulating Apocalypse

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!” “Don’t be such a purist!” “Be strategic!” “Do what’s possible!” “You can’t deny reality / human nature / religious text.” The phrases used to […]

Pavlov's dog

Classical Conditioning for Peace

By David Swanson, October 22, 2108. According to the analysis of police-murder-instigator Dave Grossman, the reason that only a minority of soldiers attempted to kill in World War II and earlier wars was a general aversion to committing murder. And […]

David Swanson at Resource Center for Nonviolence, October 12, 2018

David Swanson at Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz

David Swanson spoke at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, California on October 12, 2018, one month before Armistice Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Swanson read his article “We Need […]