Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF)
David Krieger, J.D., Ph.D., is a leader in the global effort to abolish nuclear weapons. He is an attorney, political scientist and the author of many studies on achieving peace in the Nuclear Age.
1622 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation:
Committed to a world free of nuclear weapons
In just a few days, I will retire after serving as President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation for the past 37 years. I give my deepest thanks to all of you who have educated yourselves and others through our books and monthly newsletter, who have spoken out for peace and nuclear disarmament through our Action Alert Network, and who have made this institution possible through your generous financial support.
When we founded NAPF in 1982, the world was adrift in nuclear dangers. We began with a belief in the necessity of awakening people everywhere to the dangers of the Nuclear Age – a time in which our technological prowess exceeded our ethical development. This dilemma continues today. For nearly four decades, we have been a steady, consistent and creative voice for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons.
As the calendar page turns to 2020, we are working to create a peace literate world, based upon empathy, caring, kindness and overcoming fear, greed and trauma: a world in which nuclear weapons can be abolished and stay abolished. Our Peace Literacy Initiative, headed by Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate, goes to the root causes of war and nuclear weapons. It is a profound way of waging peace.
As the next generation prepares to take the helm at NAPF, I ask you to believe in the power of our work now more than ever. We have exciting plans to scale up our Peace Literacy work and deliver measurable and increasing impacts over the coming months and years.
Your financial support is essential to making these plans a reality. Please consider a year-end gift to the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation so that we can maximize our reach to train students, teachers, and community leaders in 2020 and beyond.
Commentary by Dr. Leo Semashko, the GHA founder and Honorary President.
Almost 40 years of experience in managing the most brilliant and fully secured peacemaking Foundation, among whose regular sponsors are many wealthy people, billionaires: Ted Turner, founder of CNN, Amazon, GOOGLE and etc., proved two inevitable trends:
1. "The world was adrift in nuclear dangers" not in the direction of its reduction, but only in one direction of their exacerbations starting with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No one can deny this.
2. “Our technological prowess exceeded our ethical development. This dilemma continues today.” The dilemma is not so much in this as in the incompatibility of the militaristic world order, established by militaristic democracy immediately after WWII and the real peace. Because all military budgets, including the constant expansion of the nuclear weapons financing, are provided by the decision of democratic parliaments. This dilemma of power and peace is really continuing and there is no end to it. NAPF, for all its powerful resources, could not oppose anything to these two trends.
3. "Our Peace Literacy Initiative, .. goes to the root causes of war and nuclear weapons. It is a profound way of waging peace.” Yes, overcoming peace ignorance, wars and nuclear weapons is possible only through the scientific knowledge of their root causes and social actors / sources of global peace and through education in them. For this NAPF needs the "Global Peace Science" (https://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf), which was created by the GHA during 11 years, but which the NAPF ignored. Why? Maybe now, in retirement, David Krieger, with his colossal peacemaking experience, will draw attention to it and take part both in its application in the NAPF and in its development. GHA created his personal page for this purpose. We hope for intellectual peacemaking cooperation with him and with the NAPF.