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.”
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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.