The Future of Peace: On the Front Lines with the World's Great Peacemakers
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The Future of Peace: On the Front Lines with the World's Great Peacemakers

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In this illuminating journey around the globe, Scott A. Hunt takes us face to face with true heroes including: the Dalai Lama; the famed dissident of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi; and the activist who brought peace to Latin America, Oscar Arias of Costa Rica, who share their historic struggles and show us how to find optimism in the face of anguish, and compassion in the place...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 10th 2004 by HarperOne (first published October 1st 2002)
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Ruby
If I could personally hand a copy of this book to everyone I've ever known and demand that they read it, I would.

Scott Hunt travels around the world and talks with the peace leaders of several countries that have had horrible internal and external conflicts in recent decades. Some of these ares are not places the US media is in the habit of covering.

He speaks with Aung San Su Kyi from Burma, who has been under house arrest for nearly 20 years. She has an amazing positive outlook and sees her ho...more
Timo Walters
This book provides a broad range of views and situations from around the world. Discussions of combating political corruption and intervention, religious persecution, nature's rights and genocide are inspiring with in depth personal perspective and stories of triumph that brings the terrible situations in our recent world history home deeper than any news article could ever approach. The geographic diversity of the stories also shows the broad reach of evil. Although this book is depressing and...more
Steven Salaita
This book is filled with liberal cliches and seems to believe that peace and support of Israel are coterminous. In response I can only quote the great Peter Tosh:

Everyone is crying out for peace, yes,
none is crying out for justice.

I don't want no peace,
I need equal rights and justice.
I need equal rights and justice.
I need equal rights and justice.
Got to get it! Equal rights and justice.
Ryan Quiel
Great read. The guys got brass balls for sneaking into see Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma. I have been to Burma, and it is not a place where you want to go pissing off the government.

The book covers a lot of ground and ideas on peace, but moves quickly. A enjoyable read.
Naomi
Apr 24, 2013 Naomi rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Terrific interviews and reflections with peace builders around the world. Inspiring and encouraging.
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