"These topics are excellent and highly relevant. If each of the major countries of the world were to have ten Drs. Webster-Doyle, world peace is guaranteed to be achieved over a period of just one generation."
Dr. Charles Mercieca, Executive Vice President, International Association of Educators for World Peace NGO, United Nations (ECOSOC), UNICEF & UNESCO
Can we bring about peace by pretending to be nonviolent?
The intent of this book is to bring about peace through understanding what prevents it.
The world is fragmented, divided and hence, in conflict. My country versus your country, my religion versus your religion, my beliefs versus your beliefs. The fragmentary way of living is destroying us! Person against person, nation against nation—the world is being torn apart by conflict. What is the root of this conflict? Through inquiring into the nature and structure of conflict, can we come into direct contact with all that which prevents peace?
Can peace be brought about through political reform, or the aggressive assertions of opposing ideologies, or through one Utopian theory dominating another?
Do we create conflict and prevent peace by conditioning our children to pledge their allegiance, obey and defend their country without question?
Can peace come about through conventional religious belief and practice, belief that divides and separates people into sects and denominations, each asserting that theirs is the chosen way and their God the True God?
Can the patriot, our paragon of national virtue, bring about peace? Or is he or she, by the very fact of his or her commitment to and identification with the fragmented nationalistic view, paradoxically the enemy of peace?
Peace: The Enemy of Freedom - the Myth of Nonviolence
Peace: The Enemy of Freedom - the Myth of Nonviolence does not offer solutions, methods, conclusions or hopes about peace. It does not advocate any political, philosophical, economic or religious reform to solve the problem of war. This book raises essential questions concerning what prevents peace and, by doing so, evokes insight into that which creates conflict, individually and globally.