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A year without war

Joseph White (Santa Barbara City College) has started a project called “A Year Without War”. The goal of the project is just like it sounds–to have one year without war. The year is 2020. White and his students hope to have reached 765 million people by that time.

The story is here, and the project website is here.

White says,

Well, clearly there’s something in the air. Human beings want to get away from war as a means of conflict resolution. While conflict is inevitable, war cannot be used as a resolution. There must be other methods to bring about nonviolence. Throughout the duration of this project, we will essentially be lobbying relentlessly towards one year without war — the year 2020.

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6 responses to “A year without war

  1. Anonymous May 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Wasn’t this blog supposed to be less political? Today we get posts on female philosophers, student protests, and a year without war; call it Leiter-lite.

    • Anon May 31, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      I’m not sure “political” pieces are such a bad thing, provided that they are directly relevant to professional philosophers.

    • Anonymous June 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      Where did you get the impression that there would be no political content on this blog? And what is objectionable about this content?

    • Anonymous June 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      A Year Without War is political but non-partisan, non-religious and non-pacificist. If one century’s philosophy is the next century’s common sense, AYWW could tip history with philosophers leadng the way. Let’s JOIN and SUPPORT A Year Without War.

  2. Anonymous May 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    How about a year without a meeting of the Eastern Division of the APA? See if you can do that.

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