TOM H. HASTINGS – In my field of Conflict Transformation, one of the things we study is the lingering effects of a conflict. How that conflict was resolved is key. If itâ€™s done peacefully, very little legacy of resentment persists. If itâ€™s done destructively, there is often a burning desire for revenge, often handed down inside the defeated tribe, nation, or people. It is the collective version of the passive-aggressive individual problem with being harmed and humiliated.Â
LAWRENCE WITTNER – The world is currently engulfed in crisesâ€”most prominently, a disease pandemic, a climate catastrophe, and the prevalence of warâ€”while individual nations are encountering enormous difficulties in coping with them. These difficulties result from the global nature of the problems.
LESLIE D. GREGORY and TOM H. HASTINGS – We can regain our global image as champion of human rights, which is currently undone. We can be the leader in environmental protection, which Trump is wrecking. And we may even catch up to the rest of the tech-advanced world in universal health care if we choose to drop the politics of division and start the politics of unity.