The shipyard painter, political activist and razor-sharp cartoonist Bob Starrett has just written a new book The Way I See It on his eventful life and times. Below we reprint one of his stories and review an essential read
IT is no surprise that such an ambitiously titled book should consist largely of potted historical narratives and thumbnail sketches of philosophers, statesmen and others who have struggled over the war-torn ages with what appears to be man's most intractable problem.
Adolf briefly analyses the varying meanings of peace, peace-making and peace-keeping from prehistory to the present.
His book, which is designed presumably as a text book for peace study courses, takes on an immediate relevance in the final chapters dealing with the complexities of the new globalised imperialism and his diagrammatic conclusions as to what is required to achieve a world that is not intent on self-destruction.
Despite the author's efforts, the reader is left informed but not overoptimistic.