7 July 2005 - Thursday
Caleb McDaniel has posted an appeal:
Let us resolve to make peace, even though that resolution will be mistaken by many as passivity. If the alternative is the activity of killing, of bombing a house for a bus, then let us be prepared to be called passive. But let us also be prepared to point out, as McGowan does, that peace can make claims on pragmatists at least as compelling as war. Have three years of war solved the difficulties of our time? Manifestly, no. Have three millennia of war brought us closer to peace?I'm not going to comment at this time on the rightness or wrongness of this position. I will only say that I have not heard anything braver.