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Health challenges of war and peace

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1203 (Published 03 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1203

What is Peace?

Illusive and elusive, peace is a paradox. It’s sought and taught, but it can’t be bought, wrought, or fought, because we polarize, politicize, weaponize, and militarize, but we don’t realize that peace is an elite retreat from conceit and deceit, not an effete defeat.

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 November 2017
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA