Choose Hope: Your Role in Waging Peace in the Nuclear Age

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Ordinary people can and must guide their leaders to create a future free from a nuclear menace. This compelling dialogue between two prominent peace philosophers and activists -- one American, one Japanese -- will raise your awareness of the very real nuclear threat to our world and offer you new perspectives about what can be done about it. Choose Hope, a balance of Western and Eastern perspectives, shows that nuclear weapons need not be part of our future if we, the people, employ the power of human imagination...
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Overview

Ordinary people can and must guide their leaders to create a future free from a nuclear menace. This compelling dialogue between two prominent peace philosophers and activists -- one American, one Japanese -- will raise your awareness of the very real nuclear threat to our world and offer you new perspectives about what can be done about it. Choose Hope, a balance of Western and Eastern perspectives, shows that nuclear weapons need not be part of our future if we, the people, employ the power of human imagination and choose to eliminate them. Inspiring examples of individuals working for peace highlight the role everyday people can play in this quest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967469768
  • Publisher: Middleway Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaces to the English Edition ix
Prefaces to the Japanese Edition xv
Part 1 The Power of the Individual
Chapter 1 Peace, Imagination and Action 3
Chapter 2 From a Century of War to a Century of Peace 17
Chapter 3 The Challenge To Bring Forth a New Reality 29
Chapter 4 Peace Leadership 41
Part 2 Personal Motivations for Peace Activism
Chapter 5 Children of the Nuclear Age 51
Chapter 6 Conscientious Objection to War 61
Chapter 7 Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71
Chapter 8 The Season of Hiroshima 79
Part 3 Transcending the Nuclear Age
Chapter 9 The Mission of Science 93
Chapter 10 The Challenge of Abolition 2000 113
Chapter 11 The Abyss of Total Annihilation 125
Part 4 The Challenge of the Future
Chapter 12 Human Security and the Future of the United Nations 135
Chapter 13 Literature and Life 145
Chapter 14 The Importance of Nongovernmental Organizations 161
Chapter 15 The Role of Education 173
Notes 181
Index 187
About the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation 199
About the Soka Gakkai International 200
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2002

    Choose Hope,Common Sense Approach to World Peace

    Easy on the eyes , this book eloquently delivers soft-power Dialogue on the most challenging of all goals ...World Peace and How to "attain it". How fortunate we are to have :Daisaku Ikeda and Mr.Krieger write so openly and truthfully about a the most-perplexing topic of all time. A MUST read , for those searching for answers amidst a Worldchanging for the better or worse depending upon the Choices we make.

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