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Beyond Militarism and Terrorism in the Biotech Century: Toward a Culture of Peace and Transformation

Beyond Militarism and Terrorism in the Biotech Century: Toward a Culture of Peace and Transformation Page 24 REFLECTIONS AND REPORTS Horace Campbell At each moment in the transition between different stages of human transformation, the developments in one society have a dramatic impact on all of humanity. As humanity seeks to survive and thrive in the era of biotechnology, there are major challenges for the demilitarization of the planet and the retreat from the ideas of white superiority, patriarchy, racism, and humans dominating nature. There now exists a need for revolutionary transformations to elaborate principles of peace and human dignity in order to break with greed, destruction, sexism, and expansionism. Those contemplating an alternative mode of human organization face the concrete challenge of a ruling class in the United States now willing to detonate nuclear weapons in order to save the present forms of human organization. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, and in the wake of the new fight against so-called terrorism, the U.S. population is confronted with militarization and hysteria. The unprecedented powers given to the country’s repressive organs erode the basic rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, while the massive rise in the defense budget lends more weight to the militarist elements in the society’s leadership. The U.S. government http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Radical History Review Duke University Press

Beyond Militarism and Terrorism in the Biotech Century: Toward a Culture of Peace and Transformation

Radical History Review , Volume 2003 (85) – Jan 1, 2003

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2003 by MARHO: The Radical Historians' Organization, Inc.
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0163-6545
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1534-1453
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10.1215/01636545-2003-85-24
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Page 24 REFLECTIONS AND REPORTS Horace Campbell At each moment in the transition between different stages of human transformation, the developments in one society have a dramatic impact on all of humanity. As humanity seeks to survive and thrive in the era of biotechnology, there are major challenges for the demilitarization of the planet and the retreat from the ideas of white superiority, patriarchy, racism, and humans dominating nature. There now exists a need for revolutionary transformations to elaborate principles of peace and human dignity in order to break with greed, destruction, sexism, and expansionism. Those contemplating an alternative mode of human organization face the concrete challenge of a ruling class in the United States now willing to detonate nuclear weapons in order to save the present forms of human organization. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, and in the wake of the new fight against so-called terrorism, the U.S. population is confronted with militarization and hysteria. The unprecedented powers given to the country’s repressive organs erode the basic rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, while the massive rise in the defense budget lends more weight to the militarist elements in the society’s leadership. The U.S. government

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Published: Jan 1, 2003

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