'A "must" read for all seeking a peaceful world order in the twenty-first century'
Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 1995
'Dan Plesch has achieved the unique feat of producing a book that is serious and humorous at the same time. The result is a practical guide and a good read. Plesch writes with the authority of long experience but still brings to each question a fresh approach and often a stimulating answer.'
Robin Cook, Foreign Secretary from 1997 until 2001.
What every beauty queen really wants is world peace, but isn't that just a dream? Terrorist attacks, the war in Iraq and weapons of mass destruction make peace seem further away than ever. How can it be achieved?
In this groundbreaking and controversial new book Dan Plesch tackles the question head-on with characteristic wit and intelligence.
Exposing the naive incompetence of the Bush administration and the destructive greed of global corporations, Plesch argues that there can be no military solution to terrorism and demonstrates that world peace is practical within a generation.
Using a wealth of historical evidence, economic and political theories by everyone from Adam Smith to Churchill and Roosevelt and an unrivalled command of the facts about military conflict in the twenty-first century, he constructs a powerful case against the warmongers and a compelling blueprint for peace.