Teaching Tangible Peace
War is rarely questioned and is deeply engrained in the U.S. educational system as a natural and necessary act by a good entity—usually the United States—fighting evil. War is the sometimes tragic, sometimes heroic, but almost always necessary part of our history. Peace is wishful thinking. History is commonly presented as a succession of wars interspersed with notable events that one might consider anomalies. War is the domain for studies and public intellectual expertise. Peace is left to the hopelessly naïve. This does not have to be the case.
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Patrick T. Hiller (2018) Teaching Tangible Peace, Peace Review, 30:3, 279-284.