Over two thousand years ago, Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War. In today’s struggle to stop war, terrorism, and other global problems, West Point graduate Paul K. Chappell offers new and practical solutions in his pioneering book, The Art of Waging Peace. By sharing his own personal struggles with childhood trauma, racism, and berserker rage, Chappell explores the anatomy of war and peace, giving strategies, tactics, and leadership principles to resolve inner and outer conflict. Chappell explains from a military perspective how Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. were strategic geniuses, more brilliant and innovative than any general in military history, courageous warriors who advanced a more effective method than waging war for providing national and global security. This pragmatic and richly instructive book shows how we can become active citizens with the skills and strength to defeat injustice and end all war.
|Publisher:||Easton Studio Press, LLC|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Paul K. Chappell graduated from West Point in 2002, was deployed to Baghdad, and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain. He is the author of the Road to Peace series, a seven-book series about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. The first four published books in this series are Will War Ever End?, The End of War, Peaceful Revolution, and The Art of Waging Peace.
Chappell serves as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Lecturing across the country and internationally, he also teaches college courses and workshops on Peace Leadership. He grew up in Alabama, the son of a half-black and half-white father who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a Korean mother.
Table of Contents
Prophets of Peace: General Douglas MacArthur Speaking on the Need to Abolish War 1
Preface: The Three Forms of Change 3
Part I The Infinite Shield
1 The Labyrinth of Trauma 23
2 The Siren Song of Rage 31
3 The First Line of Defense 54
4 The Power of Calm 69
5 The Three Forms of Deflection 78
6 The Perilous Arrow 96
Part II The Sword That Heals
7 West Point and World Peace 117
8 The Master of Deception 155
9 The Sword of Truth 173
10 The Power of Persuasion and Strategic Thinking 207
11 How We Can Protect Our Country and Planet in the Twenty-first Century 244
12 The Underdog Journey 290