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    The abolition of nuclear weapons and achieving cultural disarmament - the hidden objectives in the fight for peace

    Rafael Grasa

    From now on, it will be impossible to recount any history as if it was the only one. There cannot be just one history, because there are numerous points of view (John Berger)

    Prevent the ship from sinking while we build a ship of the new generation (Otto Neurath)

    Raimon Panikkar, the most influential Catalan thinker in the history of Catalonia since Ramon Llull, died in Tavertet in late August (see the ICIP blog). His work, like his way of life, gives us lessons and ideas that can be very helpful in the construction of peace, and very useful in the year which commemorates the 65th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the fortieth anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which saw its eighth Review Conference in New York in May 2010, which was preceded by an alternative conference. This is why he is the central feature of issue number 4 of Peace in Progress, with articles by Jordi Armadans, Rafael Grasa and Rebecca Johnson. Read more

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    Philosophy of Peace

    Francisco Fernández Buey, Jordi Mir i Enric Prat (eds.). Filosofía de la Paz. Barcelona: Icaria, 2010.

    The book Philosophy of Peace presents the thought of sixteen authors who have reflected on war and peace in a timeframe between the XVIII century and the modern day. The book includes texts by by the following authors specialising in thought and practice: Immanuel Kant, Henry D. Thoreau, Lev Tolstoy, Bertha von Suttner, Rosa Luxemburg, Mohandas Gandhi, Virginia Woolf, Simone Weil, Hannah Arendt, Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Martin Luther King, E. P. Thompson, Petra Kelly, Sean Mac Bride and Noam Chomsky. Read more

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    Against the kingdom of the beast: E.P. Thompson, the critical conscience of the cold war

    José Ángel Ruiz Jiménez. Contra el reino de la bestia: E.P. Thomson, la conciencia critica de la guerra fría. Universidad de Granada, 2009.

    The world's most frequently quoted historian in the twentieth century is still little-known in Spain, and his work as an activist for peace is even less so. That is why reading this book on Edward Palmer Thompson is worthwhile. At a time when models and extraordinary individuals are lacking, we can find inspiration in the man who was probably one of the most lucid and influential critical consciences of the Cold War. Read more

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