What's New

May 20, 2021


I make available the latest news on the culture of peace daily at the Culture of Peace News Network (CPNN) in English, French and Spanish. The news is summarized each month in a bulletin, published in English, French and Spanish.

I publish a monthly blog entitled Transition to a Culture of Peace: World history as it is happening. It is available here. A composite pdg file with all blogs until July 2020 is available here.

All of my publications are now on line, as listed in my curriculum vita. The most recent additions are two novels written back in 1963 and 1965, but not published at the time and a book of poetry. The second novel, with the simple title PEACE is on line at culture-of-peace.info/books/Peace.pdf and is available for purchase at Amazon. It foreshadows my work with CPNN that I began 30 years later by describing the role of "Peace News" in an imagined transition to a World Peace Treaty. The first novel, written in a very experimental style, and also concerned with the struggle against war, is on line here on this website and is also for sale at Amazon. The book of poetry, entitled "Page poems" is online at http://culture-of-peace.info/books/pagepoems.pdf or for purchase at Amazon.  A few other poems are located here.

Another recent book, Embrace the Fire, provides an up-to-date view of the state of the global movement for a culture of peace. It is also available for sale at Amazon, or can be downloaded on this website as well. (Note: To read this book on line, please be patient, because the files are very large and may take several minutes to load.)

Because UNESCO has retired the website for the UN International Year for the Culture of Peace (2000), I have reconstructed its thousands of pages here. To open the site, click on "PEACE IS IN OUR HANDS."

I have recently helped establish or update Wikipedia articles on Culture of peace, the Seville Statement on Violence, and David Adams (Peace Activist).

My trilogy of books on the culture of peace are all available in English. Click on the titles below to read on-line or to purchase as hard copy.

The History of the Culture of War

I have seen the promised land: a utopian novella. In addition to the English version, this is also available online in french and in spanish.

World Peace through the Town Hall: A Strategy for the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace

The books are now available in a Spanish edition published by Herder under the title Cultura de Paz: Una Utopia Posible. Click here for more information.

The books contain numerous Internet addresses in the reference sections, and many of these have already changed. For updated Internet links, readers are invited to consult the reference sections of the books available to read online on this site.

Readers are invited to play the "culture of peace game" and join the "culture of peace dialogues" at my website, The Culture of Peace Game. Unlike the present website, the new one is meant to grow as a dialogue with you, the reader. Please check it out!

Responding to many suggestions, I have written a personal history of the culture of peace from my perspective as the consultant who designed UNESCO's Culture of Peace Programme in 1992, a senior staff member of the Programme from 1993-1997, and the Director of the International Year for the Culture of Peace from 1998 until my retirement in 2001. Both the history and the 1995 monograph on the culture of peace are now available on this website, along with many important culture of peace documents that are not available elsewhere. As of January, 2007, the set of documents deposited for research at Wesleyan University has been doubled, now numbering over 1,000 documents and 10,000 pages (see listing).

Realizing that the story is not available elsewhere on the Internet, I have added a brief history of the People's Peace Appeal of 1985-1988 which helped bring about a peaceful end to the Cold War.

The full text of The Aggression Systems is now on-line here - all 500 pages. It includes a newly-published update of my review on the brain mechanisms of aggression. Please see the intro page for more details.


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