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Building on the powerful argument for peace laid out in his first book, Will War Ever End, Paul K. Chappell now explains in detail how together we can end the wars between countries, our ongoing war with nature, and the suffering in our hearts.


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Building on the powerful argument for peace laid out in his first book, Will War Ever End, Paul K. Chappell now explains in detail how together we can end the wars between countries, our ongoing war with nature, and the suffering in our hearts.

30 review for The End of War: How waging peace can save humanity, our planet and our future

  1. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Stieb

    Although Captain Chappell seems like an incredible person, this book reads much more like a self-help book for humanity rather than an argument about how world peace might be possible and how we might get there. The book is filled with interesting quotes and some of his points are quite insightful. For instance, he makes a great point about how appreciating something always feels good and that this feeling can be a substitute for the bottomless pit of greed. Unfortunately, he appears to overlook Although Captain Chappell seems like an incredible person, this book reads much more like a self-help book for humanity rather than an argument about how world peace might be possible and how we might get there. The book is filled with interesting quotes and some of his points are quite insightful. For instance, he makes a great point about how appreciating something always feels good and that this feeling can be a substitute for the bottomless pit of greed. Unfortunately, he appears to overlook two major causes of war: miscalculation and aggressive or hostile intent. He also takes the somewhat simplistic view that mutual arming by two countries can't be a way to build peace and that it leads to aggressive posturing that makes war more likely. I would counter that the fact that two countries can recognize each other's ability to hurt each other can and does induce a willingness to talk and compromise in many cases (maybe US and China, right now). It would have helped if Chappell had discussed more specific wars. For example, clarifying his thoughts on whether the invasion of Iraq was justified would have colored the rest of his arguments. My main problem with this book is that I didn't really learn anything or find many new ideas. It compares unfavorably with more complex arguments about the possibility of a more peaceful world and the causes of war, such as Stephen Pinker's Better Angels of our Nature and Michael Walzer's Just and Unjust Wars. I admire Captain Chappell personally, but I wish he had written a longer and more analytical book. Not to sound ego-maniacal, but maybe I'm just not the intended audience. 152 pages.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sasha

    This is quite a short book and easy to comprehend, and written in part to help peace workers be able to engage more effectively in dialogue to help end war. Paul K. Chappell is persuasive in arguing that war is not necessary, and that peace is the more natural state for humans.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Harmony T.

    Ways to wage peace not war are important to discuss. Chappell offers great personal insight as a former solder. I read Will War Ever End? and this book is basically a redundancy. It contains the same arguments just explained a different way. It’s a good book on its own. I don’t believe both books need to be read together, either would get the same point across. That said, I think it’s a great idea for everyone to read at least one of these books.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Angie Mangino

    Green Books Campaign: The End of War This review is part of the campaign. Today 200 bloggers take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. By turning a spotlight on books printed using eco- friendly paper, we hope to raise the awareness of book buyers and encourage everyone to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books. The campaign is organized for the second time b Green Books Campaign: The End of War This review is part of the campaign. Today 200 bloggers take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. By turning a spotlight on books printed using eco- friendly paper, we hope to raise the awareness of book buyers and encourage everyone to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books. The campaign is organized for the second time by Eco-Libris, a green company working to make reading more sustainable. We invite you to join the discussion on "green" books and support books printed in an eco-friendly manner! A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website. http://www.ecolibris.net/greenbooksca.... The End of War By Captain Paul K. Chappell Easton Studio Press Printed in an environmentally friendly way on FSC-certified paper 2010 Reviewed by Angie Mangino Rating: 5 stars Agreeing to review this book as part of the Green Books Campaign, I did so to make a difference in our world and to raise awareness of alternate ways of printing to preserve our natural resources. Never did I expect that this book would influence me as much as it did! After finishing reading it, I did not immediately begin to write this review, as is my normal working habit with book reviews. Instead I was propelled to follow the back cover suggestion for more information to visit www.paulkchappell.com and made the decision that there is so much more I can do. What is so special about this book? It is written by a soldier who served in the U.S.Army for seven years who is now Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He is a warrior and a patriot, loving and serving our country, and he points out new ways to look at peace and ending war that are not hopelessly ideal and naïve, but rather supported by common sense practical actions that anyone who loves America as he does can do if they so choose. Chappell speaks from history to support his ideas, from American History, Military History, World History, and Ancient Greece, in a down- to- earth, easily readable and understandable way. He states at the beginning where he will go in this book. “As we will discover in this book, ideas are the key to ending war, but only people can bring them to life.” His last page includes a quote from Gautama Buddha that offers crucial advice for every thinking person. “Do not believe something, no matter who said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.” The End of War agrees with my reason and common sense. I strongly encourage you to read it to see if it agrees with yours. Angie Mangino currently works as a freelance writer and book reviewer. http://www.angiemangino.com

  5. 5 out of 5

    Joshua Lawson

    The End of War was my introduction to the message of former Army Captain Paul Chappell. I was delighted to explore his perspective as one who is relentlessly pursuing the means to "wage peace" and bring an end to war as we know it. What an awe-inspiring goal! His insights are simple and practical; his logic is difficult to refute. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking an alternative to the popular understanding of warfare, human agression, and the belief that violence is the best or only The End of War was my introduction to the message of former Army Captain Paul Chappell. I was delighted to explore his perspective as one who is relentlessly pursuing the means to "wage peace" and bring an end to war as we know it. What an awe-inspiring goal! His insights are simple and practical; his logic is difficult to refute. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking an alternative to the popular understanding of warfare, human agression, and the belief that violence is the best or only answer to conflict between nations.

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