The Art of Waging Peace – Chapter 12

Chapter 12 – The Underdog Journey

Literacy in Our Shared Humanity (how trauma puts us at war with ourselves, the self-destructive cycle of trauma, recruiting our trauma as an ally, the difference between suffering and trauma, the reality of slavery and the persistence of illegal slavery)

Literacy in the Art of Living (the path to inner-healing, using adversity to become stronger rather than hopeless and cynical)

Literacy in the Art of Waging Peace (why our world needs peace warriors, how the highest warrior ideals apply to waging peace, why waging peace to solve our national and global problems is an underdog journey, how Martin Luther King Jr. compared the civil rights movement to an army, discipline as a warrior ideal needed for waging peace, King’s use of military metaphors to dispel the myth that nonviolence is passive, using the power of truth to wage peace, replacing the obsolete war system with a more effective peace system, the importance of perseverance for waging peace, making the world our masterpiece)

Literacy in Our Responsibility to Creation (protecting our world from environmental destruction and nuclear weapons)

Keywords: discipline, environment, hope, progress, nonviolence, nuclear weapons, rage, slavery, trauma, truth, waging peace, war, women’s rights

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Peaceful Revolution – Chapter 5

Chapter 5 – The Muscle of Reason

Literacy in Our Shared Humanity (the psychological oxygen for rational thinking, how fear impairs rational thinking, understanding the multipurpose nature of reason, understanding reflex training, the universal human phobia, further evidence that human beings are not naturally violent, the benefits and dangers of technology, why arrogance and technology are a dangerous combination, how reason promotes action and ethical behavior)

Literacy in the Art of Living (the importance of questioning, how reason makes it harder for people to manipulate us, becoming more empathetic and rational)

Literacy in the Art of Waging Peace (questioning the myths of war, appealing to people’s compassion and hope rather than their hatred and fear, why ideals are necessary to improve our world)

Literacy in Our Responsibility to Creation (understanding how the nuclear chariot threatens our planet, using reason to protect our planet)

Keywords: empathy, environment, hope, human condition, nonviolence, nuclear weapons, propaganda and manipulation, universal human phobia, waging peace, war

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The End of War – Chapter 1

Chapter 1 – The Path to Light

Literacy in Our Shared Humanity (our human relationship to society, our human struggle for warmth and light, the dangers of not questioning)

Literacy in the Art of Living (Plato’s Cave as a tool for distinguishing truth from illusion, the importance of freeing ourselves from ignorance and manipulation)

Literacy in the Art of Waging Peace (how the road to peace does not travel in a straight line, how all progress results from new ideas that change how people think, harnessing the power of ideas, questioning the illusions of war)

Literacy in the Nature of Reality (understanding the nature of ideas, understanding the nature of ignorance and manipulation, how human societies resemble the metaphor of Plato’s Cave)

Keywords: human condition, nonviolence, nuclear weapons, progress, propaganda and manipulation, truth, waging peace, war

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The End of War – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 – The Nature of Human Aggression

Literacy in Our Shared Humanity (understanding the anatomy of aggression, how children are more vulnerable to trauma than adults, why aggression is not always violent, the difference between warning aggression and hostile aggression, how curiosity and empathy can melt aggression, the pain that breeds aggression, understanding nuclear weapons in the context of aggression)

Literacy in the Art of Living (the importance of using self-reflection to understand the causes of our aggression, using empathy to perceive the pain causing the aggression of others, the importance of remaining calm amidst conflict)

Literacy in the Art of Waging Peace (understanding how aggression can result from fear of new ideas, understanding how aggressive nations resemble two lions trapped in a cage, why peaceful methods are needed to reduce aggression, the importance of language for resolving personal and international conflicts)

Literacy in the Art of Listening (using empathy to hear people on a deeper level)

Keywords: calm, conflict resolution, curiosity, empathy, human condition, nonviolence, nuclear weapons, trauma, waging peace, war

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Will War Ever End? Outline

Literacy in Our Shared Humanity (every army’s greatest problem, how armies build courage through unconditional love, why compassion is not a weak moral ideal, what the Medal of Honor reveals about human nature, the power of cooperation, how humans posture, the nature of fury and rage, how hatred is painful, why unconditional love is stronger than hatred, threats to human survival, the importance of understanding that humanity is not naturally violent, the dangers of self-fulfilling prophecy)

Literacy in the Art of Waging Peace (introduction to the idea of waging peace, examples of people in history who waged peace, why we must wage peace to end war and abolish nuclear weapons, how violence has no creative power, how small groups of people have sparked immense change, why progress depends on transforming how people think)

Keywords: aggression, hope, human condition, nonviolence, nuclear weapons, progress, rage, unconditional love, waging peace, war

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