Article with a different view of what is going on...
Ode Magazine is a magazine I enjoy (not to mention the fact that Paulo Coelho, one of my favorite authors writes a column for them). I recieved the latest issue and an article really touched me. It made me think. I was reading a blog on Jon Bibbs' myspace page, and I sent him the link for it.
Here is an excerpt, let me know what you think:
Five myths about war and terrorism
If we believe what we see in the media, the world is on fire. The conflict in the Middle East is at the boiling point, African tribes are fighting bloody feuds, terrorism is spreading everywhere. The impression we get is that conflicts are increasing all around the globe while the stockpile of deadly weapons constantly expands. All this is very troubling—and quite untrue. At a time when wars dominate the headlines, it’s not only comforting but also important to note that the exhaustive Human Security Report offers a very different picture of our world. Produced by researchers at the University of British Columbia who looked at much of the available data on wars and terrorism, the 2005 report finds clear evidence that the world is becoming a more peaceful place. (read more here)