Leo Tolstoy: The Law of Love.

Featured Image: Portrait of Leo Tolstoy (1887). By Ilya Repin, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. “We possess a single infallible guide, the Universal Spirit that lives in men as a whole, and in each one of us, which makes us aspire to
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Alfred de Zayas. Building A Just World Order.

Featured Image: Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas. By Anonym (ein Gefälligkeitsfoto für Prof. Alfred de Zayas), CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. Alfred de Zayas, a long-time member of the U.N. human rights secretariat having started in 1980; was elected by
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The Utopians of Tahrir Square: Poetry of witness and protest from Iraq.

Featured Image: a Crowd of protesters in Tahrir square (30 October 2019). By Revoulation2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. Translated by Dr Anba Jawi and Catherine Temma Davidson (Palewell Press, London:U.K.). Iraq has been in violent turmoil at least since
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26 June: International Day Against Torture.

Featured Image: Painting in museum DPRK. By AgainErick, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons Torture has a bad name among the police and security agencies of most countries. Thus torture is usually called by other names.  Even violent husbands do not
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Oliver P. Richmond and Henry F. Carey (Eds); Subcontracting Peace.

Featured Image: Prof. Oliver Richmond By Arianit, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The Challenges of the NGO Peacebuilding (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005, 267pp.) As Kim Reimann writes in this useful overview of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the peacebuilding field; “In
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The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons

Featured Image: This symbolically represents an holistic approach to peacebuilding. By Consensusafp, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. John W. McDonald with Noa Zanolli. The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008, 341pp.) This
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Thomas Nordstrom. A World Government in Action.

Featured Image: Photo by Juliana Kozoski on Unsplash. (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020, 147pp.)   Thomas Nordstrom  has written a useful book which more accurately should have been calles: “The Need for a World Government in Action”.  He outlines many of the challenges
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U. N. Day: Strengthening and Reforming.

Featured Image: Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán on Pixabay By René Wadlow. October 24 is United Nations (U. N.) Day;  marking the day when there were enough ratifications;  including those of the five permanent members of the proposed Security Council for the
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Vaclav Havel: Resistance and Vision.

Vaclav Havel on Wenceslas Square on November 17, 2009. By Ben Skála, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons. “He rejects the ritual and breaks the rules of the game.  He discovers once more his suppressed identity and dignity.  He gives his
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