There’s something more powerful than all the armies in the world and that’s an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo
We Can End War
What we need to make that hope a reality is a bold, unifying vision of how to do it, and sufficient will to act. Victor Hugo’s famous quote stresses the great power of ideas over armies. The essays in this book and on the JudithHand.net website, all updated from their originals in the book’s first edition, are dedicated to one such idea whose time has come:
We can, within twenty-five to thirty-five years from the time the global community officially resolves to do it, create a future in which war not only becomes unacceptable, it’s abhorrent and obsolete.
Negotiation, mediation, compromise—any and all nonviolent means for resolving conflicts—will always be the tools we choose.
Fleshed out in detail and given life by experts working in each of the areas of endeavor they encompass, the cornerstone essays underlie a unifying vision that can guide willing countries through a “warfare transition” to an enduring global peace.