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World Backsliding on Peace

Joshua S. Goldstein | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Joshua S. Goldstein

The latest Swedish data on world battle-deaths (through 2014) add to the evidence of a serious reversal of the decades-long trend toward fewer and smaller wars.

Edge of Eternity: A Talk With Ken Follett

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

"It struck me that the period beginning with the First World War and ending with the fall of the Berlin wall was the period to write about. I realized it needed to be three books, each one based on a different war."

Jesus The Immigrant

T. Sher Singh | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

Jesus is returning to earth shortly, a news-flash had proclaimed one day. I'm a bit worried he might decide to get crucified all over again, once he finds out all that's happened since he left. He'll want to wash away our sins all over again.

Black Boots for the End of the World

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Lisa Solod

If we, too, many years ago discussed in heated terms the world's probable doom, if we fought against our own existential crises, we also tamped down our fears down enough to bring our children into the world. Was that an act of faith or foolishness?

I Will Always Call Our Fighting Men and Women 'Heroes'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

I categorically reject the opinions of those who say that creating such a class or league of "heroes" would play down the brutalizing effects of war, would justify, even glorify war and would desensitize us to the cruelties and atrocities of war.

'The Most Significant And Least Appreciated Development In The History Of Our Species'

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- It seems as if violence is everywhere, but it's really on the run. Yes, thousands of people have died in bloody unrest from Africa to P...

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Meeting the Needs of a Changing Membership

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Veterans who are finally returning home from arduous combat duty in far-away places after long absences from their loved ones have different needs than the older, established veterans.