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The Peace Dividend: The Most Controversial Proposal in the History of the World Paperback – September 9, 2016
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About the Author
John Rachel has a B.A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, been a songwriter and music producer, political activist and is a bipolar humanist. Since 2008, when he first embarked on his career as a novelist, he has had eight fiction and three non-fiction books published. These range from three satires and a coming-of-age trilogy, to a political drama and recently a crime thriller. The three non-fiction works were also political, his attempt to address the crisis of democracy and pandemic corruption in the governing institutions of America. His numerous political essays have appeared at OpEdNews, Russia Insider, Greanville Post, and other alternative media outlets.
Never knowing when enough is enough, the hyperthyroid Rachel continues to be very busy. He has three more novels in the pipeline for publication late 2017 through 2018: Sex, Lies and Coffee Beans, a spoof on the self-help crazes of the 80s and 90s; Love Connection, a drug-trafficking thriller set in Japan; and finally The Last Giraffe, an anthropological drama involving both the worship and devouring of giraffes, which unfolds in 19th Century sub-Saharan Africa.
John Rachel's last permanent residence in America was Portland, Oregon where he had a state-of-the-art ProTools recording studio, music production house, a radio promotion and music publishing company. He still writes music and, much to the annoyance of his neighbors in the traditional rural Japanese town where he now lives, attempts to sing his original songs.
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The Peace dividend was a political slogan popularized by US President George H. W. Bush and UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the early 1990s, purporting to describe the economic benefit of a decrease in defense spending. The term was frequently used at the end of the Cold War, when many Western nations significantly cut military spending.
Maybe a pie-in-in-the-sky solution, given the imbeded fears feed into the minds of the American population over these many years by the imbeded industrial/military compiracy.
Historically, what did Roosevelt mean by "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"?
FDR was telling the American people that their fear was making things worse. He goes on to say, “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
It appears that USA been living in fear again beginning in 2001.
It is ingenious how this book painted the reality that people pay for the errors of their leaders. It is also shown that sometimes war serves the interest of certain people which is why it is more imperative to "Fund Peace," rather than "Funding wars."
It was expected that the collapse of Soviet Union would change things and bring more peace and prosperity.
The author's ingenuity is brought to full glare by showing how "The Peace Divided" can revamp the economy and make each and every American citizen prosperous.