For about fifteen years, I served as editor of CCCO News Notes, which at the time was the quarterly newsletter of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors. I allocated two pages of each issue to myself for an essay reflecting on war, current events, and human nature. All of the articles in this section were written during this period.
Many of the essays I wrote during that period do not stand up today. Events have proved some of them wrong, while others simply were not good enough. Here, however, is a selection of work that still provides insight and information about war, peace, and conscience issues.
Readers will find here no systematic theory of war. At one time I had hopes of developing one, but in the end the task proved too much. In the absence of a general theory, I present reflections on a variety of aspects of a subject which is difficult not only for those who oppose war, but for those who support it in some circumstances.