The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving The Heart Of Conflict

  • 3h 8m
  • The Arbinger Institute
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2008

What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? And what if individually and collectively we systematically misunderstand that cause, and unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?

Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, The Anatomy of Peace shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the other's ethnic cousins. As the story unfolds, we discover how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down. The choice between peace and war lies within us. As one of the characters says, "A solution to the inner war solves the outer war as well." This book offers more than hope — it shows how we can prevent the conflicts that cause so much pain in our lives and in the world.

In this Book

  • The Anatomy of Peace—Resolving The Heart Of Conflict
  • Preface
  • Enemies in the Desert
  • Deeper Matters
  • Peace in Wartime
  • Beneath Behavior
  • The Pattern of Conflict
  • Escalation
  • The Right Thing and the Right Way
  • Reality
  • The Beginning of an Idea
  • Choosing War
  • A Need for War
  • Germs of Warfare
  • More Germ Warfare
  • The Path to War
  • Apologies
  • A Gift in Wartime
  • Marching Bootless
  • Surrender
  • Locating the Peace Within
  • Finding Outward Peace
  • Action
  • A Strategy of Peace
  • Lessons
  • Peace on Mount Moriah
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