I am profoundly grateful to three colleagues for their editing and thoughtful comments on virtually all of the pages of the original website that is the meat of this book: Robert Goodman, Eugene S. Morton, and Peggy Lang. My friends Judith L. Levine and Larry Shifrin also kindly edited early versions of some of the essays. I also am deeply grateful to Peggy Lang for her editing of and sharp insightful comments on this second edition of A Future Without War. The book is very much the better for her work.
For the design and construction of the website, including many changes that are part of its current state, I owe a deep debt of gratitude to my web and tech guru, Ame Stanko. The website is no longer actively being developed but serves as an accessible archive of many materials in addition to ones collected into this book: essays, links to hundreds of organizations that work on the cornerstones described in this book, links to blog posts, newsletters, videos, book reviews, and more.
Robert Goodman provided the layout and supervised the production of the first edition of this book. As the AFWW website grew in size, tech guru Ame Stanko took over the tasks of adding new material. She also set up my current personal website, www.judithhand.net, and all of the cornerstone essays have been transferred to that site. Robbie Adkins, a superb graphic designer, took charge of creating the book’s interior and submitting this second edition for publication.
The following colleagues read and or commented helpfully on one or more of the essays or through the years of my work on this subject have had significant influence on my thinking. I extend warm thanks to them all. They may not always agree with me, but their intelligent and thoughtful insights have been invaluable: Douglas P. Fry, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Kent Shifferd, and Richard Wrangham. Dr. Fry, as my editor, also shepherded my paper, “To Abolish War,” through publication in the Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research.
I thank the friends and colleagues whose encouragement and support made my many and varied explorations on the subject of war and its end a good journey: A. B. Curtiss, Donna Erickson, Barry Friedman, Kathleen Barry, Nicole Jones, Mary Liston Leopold, Irene Pepperberg, Andre Sheldon, Clarence Williams, and Maynard Dean Wade.
Finally, I am deeply grateful to my professor at UCLA, Thomas R. Howell, who accepted me as a doctoral student when others “were not taking female candidates,” and to Eugene S. Morton who sponsored my post-doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. These men were gatekeepers who let me into the world of biology, and to whom I owe an enduring debt of gratitude.