Holmes: “Alternatives to War”. The problem is with the belief that security can be achieved through armaments. What is security?. JS Mill: We protect security to protect what Holmes calls “the essentials of well being.”
The problem is with the belief that security can be achieved through armaments.
War has grown increasingly destructive and kills innocent people. So what is the alternative?
Holmes: To cease waging war. Get rid of the war system, replace it with institutions promoting peace.
What about Hitler? Holmes: In the early years nonviolence could have stopped fascism.
But even successful ending of violence doesn’t necessarily stop Hitler’s ideas, according to Holmes.