Thinking Peace dissects America’s reaction to 9/11 and shows why the forever war on terror was doomed from the start. Human agression acts as a socially-contaminating virus. The more we resort to aggression, violence and war, the more war-infected we become, at all levels, from the body politic to individual minds and bodies. Once so infected, we cannot even imagine more peaceful ways of living. Thinking Peace outlines practical solutions to our war-mad world, beginning with the personal work that all must do to become more peaceful. It explore essential changes to our media and electoral practices. And it addresses the global issues of rational defense, pluralism, diversity, cooperation, and environmental common sense.