EBTV presents host Evita Ochel with returning guest Paul K. Chappell in a dialogue about Paul’s new book The Art of Waging Peace where the root of war is examined, as well as the steps necessary for peace within our society.

Paul Chappell is a West Point graduate and Iraq War Veteran, who left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain. Today, Paul is the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, lectures worldwide, and teaches about Peace Leadership. He is also the author of the Road to Peace series, about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. He has published 4 books to date with his newest release being The Art of Waging Peace: A Strategic Approach to Improving Our Lives and the World.

Specific topics covered in the video include:

  1. Paul shares a summary of this new book “The Art of Waging Peace”, and how it is different from Peaceful Revolution. (2:30)

  2. Debunking the myth that war keeps us safe, and protects our safety and security. (4:00)

  3. Paul explains why today war is our greatest enemy, explaining the quote: “Our greatest enemy today is not a particular group of people in a far-off country. Our greatest enemy is war itself.” (6:00)

    • Paul shares what is the greatest part of war technology invented that is more dangerous than the gun
  4. Paul explains how the root of the issue as to why we have war is in our thinking. (10:00)

    • the true hidden causes of war
    • the role of propaganda in the root of war
  5. Why change appears to be so slow on the global war and peace front. (12:50)

    • the adaptation of war propaganda
  6. What the 4 pronged approach to waging peace is, and how it can help us attain personal and global peace. (16:55)
    i) The Infinite Shield
    ii) The Sword that Heals
    iii) Deflection
    iv) The Perilous Arrow

  7. Why unhealed trauma is dangerous and we should take our healing seriously. (19:15)

    • the connection between violent behaviour and violent childhood upbringing and/or experiences with trauma
  8. How to handle disagreements or confrontations in a peaceful manner. (22:22)

    • resolving conflict and facing hostile people
  9. The connection between the role and absence of training in the work of activists, and lack of effective change. (24:30)

  10. An explanation of the 3 types of change. (27:50)
    i) ideological change
    ii) spiritual change
    iii) societal change

  11. What positive change is evident that the world peace movement is effective. (31:00)

  12. Paul shares key strategies for waging peace in our personal lives. (33:25)