Lessons in violence

– By a veteran of the war in Afghanistan (2001-2021)
In the winter of 2008, I was on the parade square of Lympstone Commando with the thirty others who had made it through training…

Good-bye bad genies

– By David Barash & Ward Wilson
After seeing the movie, “Oppenheimer,” a friend recently commented, “I certainly don’t like them [nuclear weapons], but what can we do? We can’t put that genie back in its bottle”…

Peace Poet: Siegfried Sassoon

– By Duncan Forbes
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) is justly famous for his war poems and the memoirs provoked by his experiences in the First World War…

Una entrevista con el candidato al Premio Nobel de la Paz David Swanson

Mark-Alec Mellor: A veces la conscripción se justifica como un deber de reciprocidad: el Estado nos presta servicios, nos confiere derechos cívicos, defiende nuestros derechos naturales y a cambio tenemos la obligación de pelear por nuestro país. ¿Esto constituye un argumento sólido?   David Swanson: «Derechos naturales» me suena a la Ilustración, el misticismo. Todos […]

A collection of poems

– By Johanna Fisher
Conscription. The origin of the word dates to the 14th century and means, “putting in writing.” It is later associated with the “enlistment of soldiers” during the early 16th century…

Philosofish 3

– By Jack Parvid
The absence of storm threat on the horizon, or difficult terrain, or predators and, above all, human life, except my own…


– By Chris Pigott
The judge had a giant black hand. He held the cup as though it was weightless, a national flag fluttering lightly