more from Yuval Noah Harari

Single Idea 20691

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 1. War / e. Peace]

Full Idea

Real peace is not the mere absence of war. Real peace is the implausibility of war.

Gist of Idea

Real peace is the implausibility of war (and not just its absence)


Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: brief history of humankind [2014], 18 'Pax')

Book Reference

Harari,Yuval Noah: 'Sapiens: a brief history of Humankind' [Vintage 2014], p.415

A Reaction

I have a nasty feeling that war only becomes implausible because it hasn't happened for a long time. War looked implausible for Britain in 1890. War certainly now looks implausible in western Europe.