Some Books and Articles on Peace


John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service

John Scales AveryHere is a link to a review of my new book, “The Need for a New Economic System”:

Then, on the Danish Peace Academy website, there are the following links:

Also, here are links to articles in two journals of the World Academy of Art and Science:

and to the Learning Development Institute

Finally, here are links to some articles that are available on the Internet:

Against the institution of war

We need your voice today

Values for the future

Reformed teaching of history

Targeting ciivilians

Blood for oil

Back to child labor and slavery?

Human rights

Using material goods for social competition

Making a game of killing

Construction versus destruction

The Nuremberg Princoples and individual responsibility

Benefits of equality

Adverse effects of globalization

Optimum population in the future

Reciprocity and karma

Limits to growth and fractional reserve banking

Attacks on Iran, past and present

Limits to growth and climate change

The future of international law

One step backward taken

Facing a set of linked problems

The Titanic as an allegory

Nobody had the slightest idea of what it would be like

Israel, Iran and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

Dangers of nuclear power generation

Iran: automatic escallation to World War III?

Perpetual war against terrorism?

Poverty and war

Collective punishment and the blockade of Gaza

Economic predictions for 2013

Destroying the world for profit

The protection racket

Sanctions as collective punishment

The Mayan apocalypse and Gell-Mann’s curve

Restoring democracy in the United States

Just staying alive

Do the people have a right to know what their governments are doing?

A threatened global catastrophe

Cancer threat from radioactive leaks at Hanford, USA

A golden age?

The training of soldiers

Tribalism and agreed-upon lies

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Northeast India

Kill or be killed (or both)

Thou shalt not kill

Science changes the character of war

Ethics for the future

“Humanitarian” missile strikes against Syria?

Syria, democracy and international law

Nobel Peace Prize winner and war criminal?

Some peace education initiatives in Denmark

Protecting whistleblowers

A government with many secrets is not a democracy

The social responsibility of scientists

The task before us

Secrecy versus democracy

The arrogance of power

Racism, colonialism and exceptionalism

The case for economic reform

An attack on Iran could escalate into a global nuclear war

The humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons

Mandela and Gandhi

Some examples of genocide
Nuclear warfare as genocide

Are we being driven like cattle?

Does the American Jewish Community really want a general war in the Middle East?

The fragility of our complex civilization

An accident waiting to happen

Atoms for peace?

Truth versus power

Lessons from World War I

Adam Smith’s invisible hand is at our throats

Unfulfilled responsibilities of the media

Europe needs to be independent

The long-term future

Geological extinction events and runaway climate change

Preventing a human-initiated 6th geological extinction event

Our duty to future generations

The illegality of NATO

The urgent need for renewable energy
An Arctic nuclear weapons free zone; Scandinavia as a first step

Saving threatened species

The devil’s dynamo

The court of world public opinion

Climate change: will a disaster wake us up?

Book review: “Hiroshima, August 6, 1945”

The Marshall Islands sue all nuclear nations

Science, religion and war

Killing civilians

60 years in the peace movement

Climate change means lifestyle change

The agony of Iraq

The United Nations Climate Summit

Interrelated threats to humans and to the biosphere

Birgitta Jonsdottir, democracy, and freedom of information

Institutional and cultural inertia

Politeness in multi-ethnic societies

Some contributions of Islamic culture

Quick action is needed to save the long-term future

Remember your humanity

Gandhi as an economist

Secrecy and democracy are incompatible

Europe muust not be pushed into a nuclear war with Russia

The future of international law

Millay’s “Epitaph for the Race of Man”

Book review: “The Path to Zero”

Albert Einstein, scientist and pacifist

Exponential growth

New hope for avoiding catastrophic climate change

Militarism’s hostages

Will the real issues be discussed in 2016?

Debt slavery

Greed is driving us toward disaster

A nuclear weapons convention by majority vote at the UN

The Need for a New Economic System: Part 9 (see the end of the article for the other parts)

Book review: “Before it is Too Late”

Paris: The urgent need for a sense of proportion

Paris: We need system change

The United States drifts towards political irresponsibility

Culture, education and human solidarity


Who is my neighbor?

The world as it is, and the world as it could be


John Scales Avery, Ph.D., who was part of a group that shared the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in organizing the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, is a member of the TRANSCEND Network and Associate Professor Emeritus at the H.C. Ørsted Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is chairman of both the Danish National Pugwash Group and the Danish Peace Academy and received his training in theoretical physics and theoretical chemistry at M.I.T., the University of Chicago and the University of London. He is the author of numerous books and articles both on scientific topics and on broader social questions. His most recent book is Civilization’s Crisis in the 21st Century (pdf).

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