Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer

Fiat justitia, ruat coelum. (Do the right thing even if the heavens fall.) It's not nearly as naïve a maxim as it seems, because in the real world it often turns out that doing what is morally the right thing is also, in practical terms, the right thing to do.More Gwynne Dyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now, for the moment, we are safe. The only kind of international violence that worries most people in the developed countries is terrorism: from imminent heart attack to a bad case of hangnail in fifteen years flat. We are very lucky people--but we need to use the time we have been granted wisely, because total war is only sleeping. All the major states are still organized for war, and all that is needed for the world to slide back into a nuclear confrontation is a twist of the kaleidoscope that shifts international reMore Gwynne Dyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For most of history, war has been a more or less functional institution, providing benefits for those societies that were good at it, although the cost in money, in lives, and in suffering was always significant. Only in the past century have large numbers of people begun to question the basic assumption of civilized societies that war is inevitable and often useful.More Gwynne Dyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It doesn't matter what we think we are there [in Afghanistan] for; it matters what they think. They think we are invaders.More Gwynne Dyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But we are almost certainly going to miss our [global warming] deadline. We cannot get the 10 lost years back, and by the time a new global agreement to replace the Kyoto accord is negotiated and put into effect, there will probably not be enough time left to stop the warming short of the point where we must not go.More Gwynne Dyer quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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