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Actions that can be taken to begin an effective campaign to reduce terror are synopsized. They amount to a societal reformation.

A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace. Gersonides


    Enlist all nations in forestalling a nuclear holocaust: (Implement a Baruch Plan to control all things nuclear.)

    Eliminate causes for humiliation and alienation: (Remove immediate causes of terror.)

    Internationalize and expand the Peace Corp: (Increase ability to integrate all societies.)

    Foster meaningful free trade among all societies: (Let each country do what it does best; reduce geographic imbalances between supply and demand; establish international currency and common language while preserving the native tongues.)

    Create an effective universal system of governance such as an improved United Nations where participants agree to provide police, special forces or troops as the occasion demands. (Effectively cap terror by employing universal police stations distributed world-wide. Until something better comes along, such stations could be modeled after the Tokyo model, where the police are there to help and know the neighborhood citizens by name.)

    Societal reformation: (Excise extremism. Here we need to understand the Authoritarian Personality and also the Sociopath.)

    Population Control: (There is NO CHOICE. Like microbes in a wine bottle, we can multiply until there is no food, only excrement.)


    The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? Pablo Casals~

    Reduce ethnic conflict: (Remove societal features that humiliate and alienate, making people susceptible to radicalization. Reaching out in dialogue is a proven method for reducing tension and misunderstanding.)

    Integrate all aspects of society: ( Ashtosh Varshney's marvelous work proves this is an avenue toward peace. The option is war and more war.)

    Eliminate religious intolerance and bigotry: (Reaching out in dialogue is a proven method for reducing tension and misunderstanding. The option is war and more war.)

    Provide equal educational opportunity: (Violence has many origins and too few cures. We each need to know the turf. The option is war and more war.)

    Insure equal economic opportunity: (This is the most commonly claimed motive for terrorism. The option is war and more war.)

    Separate church and state in governance: (In other words, privatize the "fight" over whose god is God. The option is war and more war.)

    Insure religious and philosophical privacy for individuals. (Human beings are not automatons; we each need room. The option is war and more war.)


    "I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it." Dwight David Eisenhower

    Employ Dialogue: (Establish effective two-way communication as a culture foundation. Empathy is the key here--feeling with the other person or culture.)

    Discover natural history: (What forces drive evolution and human history? These are marvelous and fascinating stories in their own right.)

    Develop philosophy: (What lies beyond the frontiers of science? The frontiers move out as science probes ever more deeply.)

    Separate faith from tradition and science: (What do we make of the historical association between monotheism and violence? How can we recognize that faith and science are different things?)

    Develop individuality toward a balance in loci of controls: (Understand to point of fluency: anthropology, human history psychology, sociology. These humanities are necessary for citizenship and sustainable societies.)

    Understand nature: (Master mathematics, inferential statistics, scientific methods. Knowledge relies on these, and with them come control and understanding. They dove-tail with the immediate above.)

    Live with nature: (Control our destiny by applying what we know of ourselves and of nature.)

    Celebrate our differences: (We are after all one and the same species.)