"Winslow Myers has not only written an important story about the causes and consequences of war, but also provides a comprehensive roadmap for the journey to a world of which humanity has long dreamed, a world beyond war."
"A winsome manifesto, at once lyrical and hard-edged, Beyond War evoked the new vista of 21st century possibilities that only now seem imaginable. . .a sense of shared values, collective labor, and good will, that cuts through argument, disables stereotypes, and outlives fear."|
Maryknoll, New York
Foreword, by Brian Swimme
Part One: War Is Obsolete
1. War Doesn’t Work
2. War Will Be Fatal Unless We Change
3. The Root Cause of War
Part Two: We Are One on This Planet
4. An Open Mind
Part Three: The Means Are the Ends in the Making
6. Living Beyond War
7. Far Better Than War
Part Four: The Challenge of Change
8. The Process of Change
10. The Power of Dialogue
"The abolition of war...is no longer an ethical question
to be pondered solely by
learned philosophers and ecclesiastics,
but a hard-core one for the decision of the masses
whose survival is the issue."
—Gen. Douglas MacArthur, 1961 "Man will put an end to war,
or war will put an end to man."
—John F. Kennedy, 1961 "War is an instrument entirely
inefficient toward redressing wrong:
and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses."
——Thomas Jefferson "The unleashed power of the atom
has changed everything save our modes of thinking,
and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe."
—Albert Einstein "Preventing nuclear war means preventing all war."
—Admiral Eugene Carroll, Jr. "Too many people believe you have to
be either for or against the Iranian people.
Let’s get serious. Eighty million people live there, and
everyone’s an individual.
The idea that they’re only one way or another is nonsense."
—Admiral William Fallon
former head of the U.S. Central Command
in charge of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan "The conscious choice to
take responsibility for the continuation of human life
is further complicated by the fact that
we are able to respond to it only before it happens.
Since after extinction
no one will be present to take responsibility,
we have to take responsibility now."
—Jonathan Schell "A human being is part of the whole,
called by us the universe.
A part limited in time and space. He experiences
himself, his thoughts and feelings, as
something separate from the rest,
a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us,
restricting us to our personal desires and to
affection for a few persons nearest
to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison
by widening our circle of compassion to
embrace all living creatures."
—Albert Einstein "Once a photograph of the whole earth from space becomes available
a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose."
—Fred Hoyle, astronomer, 1948 "Always remember you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else."
"You can’t assert yourself in the world as if nobody was