Formulas for ending war are as old as war itself; yet war continues. What is the missing realization, the breakthrough that will lay to rest, once and for all, humanity’s war-mongering impulse? Perhaps it is the awareness of our own fascination with war, and the creation of “a better game”–some exciting endeavor that is decidedly more benign. So says Bob Fuller, co-founder of the Mo Tzu Project, a small band of private citizens who, like their namesake, a fifth-century B.C. Chinese philosopher, travel to sites of political strife (Poland, Northern Ireland, Kenya, Israel/Lebanon) and attempt, as individuals, to mediate disputes. If you have longed for a day when the end of war is conceivable–and who hasn’t?–you owe it to yourself to listen to this conversation. (For other New Dimensions dialogues with Robert Fuller find programs #1803, #1988, #2044, #2091, #2672, #2869, #2891, #2896, #2983, #3069, #3152)
Robert Fuller, Ph.D. is a physicist, former president of Oberlin College, and leader of the dignity movement to overcome rankism. He has consulted with Indira Gandhi, met with Jimmy Carter regarding the President’s Commission on World Hunger, worked in the USSR to defuse the Cold War, and keynoted a Dignity for All conference hosted by the President of Bangladesh. Fuller co-authored the text, Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics.
His books on dignity and rankism include:
- Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank (New Society Publishers 2003)
- Dignity for All: How to Create a World Without Rankism, co-authored with Pamela A. Gerloff (Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2008)
- Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship? (e-book, Smashwords 2012)
- The Rowan Tree: A Novel (Robert W. Fuller 2013)
To learn more about the work of Robert Fuller go to www.robertworksfuller.com.
Program Number: 1803 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 7/12/1983