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January 2019

January 10th, 2019 / 12:10 PM

Lunch and Learn: Nuclear War: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and a workable moral strategy for Achieving and Preserving World Peace

Ray Wilson
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Illinois Wesleyan University

It has become clear that nuclear weapons are only a symptom of an all-pervasive malignancy of the spirit of the world and of humankind. Some Japanese have an expression for this period of human history in which we find ourselves; they call it “the era of nuclear madness.” We propose here a workable moral strategy that would put “everyone” back to work; bring peace and stability; end war-sacrificed lives; and ensure corporate profits, growth, and cooperation; and would allow people to return to peaceful opportunity-laden homelands. At no time in recent history has the need been greater to educate young people of the USA and the world about the urgent need for peace and about the true realities of nuclear war. Are our educational systems helping to teach the next generations of politicians, decision-makers, and citizens, the nature of nuclear war and the importance of a solution to this problem?