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I was just watching CNN and their debate about Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize. Coincidentally, I just finished a book that tells the story of a guy who was just nominated by US Congress for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Three Cups of Tea is the true story of Greg Mortenson, an American mountain climber who has built over 130 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, in the war-torn mountain terrain most commonly associated with the Taliban.

Mortenson keeps coming back to the idea that the path to peace is not one that can be accomplished overnight by simply sending in more troops. It’s a long term process that begins with education. As he says, “If we truly want a legacy of peace for our children, we need to understand that this is a war that will ultimately be won with books, not with bombs.”

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  1. Will the world ever understand that war and violence solve nothing?


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