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Wanted: A President in Pursuit of Peace

While Democratic and Republican presidential candidates talk about protecting our nation through strengthening the military, Frances Fuller argues that we will never have peace if we only train for war. In addition to a Department of Defense, Frances advocates for a Department of Peace.

Mass Karma

"Under official circumstances, we glorify [Omar Mateen's] behavior," Robert Koehler says. "And this glory permeates the American social structure, creating a sort of standing permission for every troubled individual – every potential army of one – to wage war against a self-perceived wrong."

Armed Insecurity

"Turns out we can't dehumanize someone else without dehumanizing ourselves," Robert Koehler reminds us. The more we erode our humanity through continually dehumanizing and destroying our enemies, the more we turn to weapons which destroy us for the delusion of security.