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The New Nuclear Era: A Peace Education Imperative for a Civil Society Movement

Michael Klare, a widely known and respected interpreter of global security issues outlines the contours of “The New Nuclear Era.” His essay is a “must-read” for peace educators, who should be aware of his account of the evolution of security policy that has brought us to this present crisis.

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The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta Shootings

This OpEd from The New York Times demonstrates how the convergence of oppressions suffered by those who bear the greatest burdens of systemic and structural violence are also the most vulnerable to multiple forms of physical violence, including murder. It calls peace educators to awareness of the convergence as a foundation for an inquiry into the challenge of devising learning experiences to illuminate the prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory values that facilitate behavioral violence and uphold the structures.

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A Mighty Case Against War: What America Missed in U.S. History Class and What We (All) Can Do Now

Kathy Beckwith’s book relates a history of America’s wars that includes “What America Missed in U.S. History Class.” She details why war sells, the fallacies of common justifications for war, true costs of war, and sensible alternatives. “A Mighty Case Against War” proposes that this culturally supported, deeply entrenched system of governmental violence is simply too costly, destructive, counterproductive, and inhumane to leave unchallenged. 

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