How Personal Experience Of Adversity Influences Our Feelings Of Compassion Towards Others

by Emma Young edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Here is a photograph of a suffering child in the war-torn region of Darfur, in Sudan. Most of us feel compassion towards this child. Now imagine seeing a photo of a group of eight children in the same terrible predicament. You’d feel correspondingly more compassion towards … Continue reading How Personal Experience Of Adversity Influences Our Feelings Of Compassion Towards Others

Do Human Beings Have An Instinct For War?

Many evolutionists believe that humans have a drive for waging war. But they are wrong and the idea is dangerous by David Barash edited by O Society September 22, 2019 There is something peculiarly — even paradoxically — appealing about taking a dim view of human nature, a view that has become unquestioned dogma among many … Continue reading Do Human Beings Have An Instinct For War?

A Match Made in Hell: Israel and the Military Industrial Complex

by David Spero edited by O Society July 1, 2019 “The conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence of the Military-Industrial Complex [MIC] — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal … Continue reading A Match Made in Hell: Israel and the Military Industrial Complex

Americans Terrifyingly Support Nuking Civilians in North Korea

Imagine North Korea starts, once again, testing long-range missiles that could reach the United States. Should we drop a nuclear weapon on them, killing a million innocent civilians? By Kelsey Piper Vox edited by O Society June 28, 2019 You might expect most people would answer this question with a firm, resounding "No!" Such an action … Continue reading Americans Terrifyingly Support Nuking Civilians in North Korea

War Begets War… and Nothing Else

The U.S. government contains a terrible void where it ought to have sanity by Robert Koehler CommonDreams edited by O Society June 22, 2019 https://youtu.be/y2kyXN4ZVQg Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran . . . Thanks, John McCain! Let’s mix a little humor in with war. It’s so much easier to take when we do. By the … Continue reading War Begets War… and Nothing Else

A Farewell to Arms Control

by John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus   edited by O Society May 5, 2019 My first trip to Washington, DC to do something other than protest on the streets was to interview for a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which brings young people to the nation’s capital to work on arms control and disarmament. It … Continue reading A Farewell to Arms Control