Thursday, April 17, 2008

The history of peace

"Writing the history of peaceful endeavor is much harder than writing the history of titans of war. . . The history of peace does not excite the emotions or does it cause the heart to pound. Even the most desk bound intellectuals can relish the account of the siege, which serves as a metaphor for their own lives under siege by personal traumas, social pressures, or technological changes." Paul A. Blaum, "From Steppe to Empire: the Turkmens in Iraq," International Journal of Kurdish Studies, v. 21, no. 1-2, 2007, p. 57

Some articles of this very interesting journal are on line through Access my Library, but not this one. It focuses on Kurds regardless of the country in which they live--Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Sweden, U.S. or other.

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