Randall Amster, Peace Studies teacher at Prescott College and Executive Director of the Peace & Justice Studies Association, discusses his CommonDreams article “Looking for Mr. Goodwar? Consider a ‘Truth Surge’ Instead;” why wars are fought for strategic interests, not moral imperatives, despite what the politicians say; selling wars to the public with used-car salesman bait and switch tactics; and the popularity of peace – the problem being a lack of agreement on how to achieve it.
MP3 here. (19:30)
Randall Amster, J.D., Ph.D., teaches Peace Studies and chairs the Master’s program in Humanities at Prescott College. He is the Executive Director of the Peace & Justice Studies Association, and serves as Contributing Editor for New Clear Vision. Among his recent books are Lost in Space: The Criminalization, Globalization, and Urban Ecology of Homelessness, and the co-edited volume Building Cultures of Peace: Transdisciplinary Voices of Hope and Action.