Tag Archives: peace

Has America Become a Lion for Peace?

From having destabilized the world with the invasion of Iraq, America is becoming a force for peace with the Iranian peace accord. The turnaround reminds me of the evangelical lion in one of Scott Bates’s animal fables.

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How to Imagine Peace

For Levertov, peace is made in the act of imagining it.

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