Schlagwort-Archiv: Frieden

High Authority.

This production will be offered to the world as a whole without distinction or exception, with the aim of contributing to raising living standards and to promoting peaceful achievements. With increased resources Europe will be able to pursue the achievement of one of its essential tasks, namely, the development of the African continent. In this way, there will be realised simply and speedily that fusion of interest which is indispensable to the establishment of a common economic system; it may be the leaven from which may grow a wider and deeper community between countries long opposed to one another by sanguinary divisions.

French foreign minister Robert Schuman on 9 May 1950

Beyond the curtain.

Damals gab es ein Leuchtfeuer, das sämtliche Horizonte erhellte. Europa, Weltfrieden, Demokratie. Meine Eltern glaubten, dass sich alles zum Guten wenden würde. Dass die Epoche von Weltkrieg und Wettrüsten zu Ende sei und sie in einer bessere Zukunft aufbrächen. Aber bald nach der Jahrtausendwende haben sie aufgehört, davon zu sprechen. Sie sind regelrecht verstummt.

Juli Zeh: Leere Herzen


Do not wait for things to take care of themselves.
They will not.

Johan Galtung: Violence against Women: Positive Peace


We need you again, Bertie!!

Johan Galtung: Autobiography


If one man offers you democracy and another offers you a bag of grain, at what stage of starvation will you prefer the grain to the vote?

Bertrand Russell, Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1950


If something non-negotionable suddenly seems non-negligible, you might be reading too many different things at the same time.

Peace TV.

How many murders will we watch tonight on TV – and find attractive? What is the alternative?

Anthony Judge

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