Iraq War veteran, West Point graduate and peace activist Paul K. Chappell discusses how he learned at West Point and in the army that world peace is possible. He explains how military history shows that human beings are not naturally violent. He also debunks the “Gandhi myth” and describes how waging peace is strategically superior to violence in solving our national and global problems.
While on active duty, Chappell wrote two books, Will War Ever End?: A Soldier’s Vision of Peace for the 21st Century and The End of War: How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity, Our Planet, and Our Future. He is also the author of Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity’s Survival.
After leaving active duty in November 2009, he began serving as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA. He speaks throughout the country to colleges, high schools, veterans groups, churches, and activist organizations.