In war, the only true victory is peace.
America is the world’s top war-master; the most sophisticated killer-culture in history.
We ought to compliment and not to compete with one another.
The cost of war is like an immeasurable tremor that knows no borders, its shockwaves reverberating across the world resulting in universal suffering.
Military intervention cannot liberate women because it is embedded within a set of assumptions, beliefs, and social relations that reinforce and reproduce gender inequality, as well as other social inequalities within and across nation-states. Military intervention depends upon a belief in the legitimacy of armed violence in resolving political problems, which in turn depends upon our adherence to particular ideas about what it means to be a man or a woman.
When he told me that he would fight forever, I knew that he would have to be defeated.
When the bombs fell, it wasn’t a war; it was an obliteration. No one had any idea who shot first or why.
What about our human rights,’ demanded Carl, who’d gathered a small deputation of kids within minutes. ‘There is a WAR ON,’ said Crewman Devlin, shortly. I wondered if this meant grown-ups actually listen to you when there wasn’t a war on, because somehow I was sceptical.
Sometimes it seems to me that man is come where he is not wanted, where there is no place for him; for if not, why should he want all the place? Why should he run about here and there making a great noise about himself, talking about the stars, disturbing the blades of grass?
The history of interactions among disparate peoples is what shaped the modern world through conquest, epidemics and genocide. Those collisions created reverberations that have still not died down after many centuries, and that are actively continuing in some of the world’s most troubled areas.