“. . . When this war ends, everything they’ve fought for will be lost. Everything they’ve loved will be broken. The victors will be as cursed as the defeated. The world will grow old and men will wander about lost in the ruins and go mad. Tradition. Virtue. Restraint. They’ll all go. I’m not mourning for myself, but for the people who will come after me. They will live without hope and all they will have will be guilt, revenge, terror. And the world will be filled with fanatics and trivial fools”
QUOTE FROM THE CHARACTER OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF RUSSIA COUNT SERGEI WITTE (played by Lawrence Olivier) WARNING THE TZAR OF THE IMPENDING 1ST WW FROM THE FILM NICHOLAS & ALEXANDRA (1971)
"This is a book is about peace and how we can reach it as individuals and in the wider world. It supports the theory that peace is a spirit that starts with each of us, proposing ten steps to achieve it; The first is a mind stretching exercise to make space and appreciate the complexity of the world. The second describes the fundamental significance of breathing to human endeavour. The third considers listening as a discipline and what it can achieve. The forth is about becoming centred. The fifth shows that this focus gives us the power to heal with love. Then the sixth talks of respecting and why it matters. The seventh is about forgiving, on which perhaps the book pivots. The eighth considers how to find resolution to conflict. The ninth is about true leadership; what it is and isn't and the final step discusses peace itself."