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Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions


Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions

Kevin P Clements

National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago.



Tomorrow is the 100th  anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. 3,080 more words



 “Please stop! I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please!  Brothers and sisters, never war, never war! I am thinking above all of children, who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life, of a future; dead children, injured children, mutilated children, orphaned children, children whose toys are things left over from war, children who can’t smile any more.”  ~Pope Francis (

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