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The Anatomy of Peace


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Part I: The Heart of Peace
1. Enemies in the Desert
2. Deeper Matters
3. Peace in Wartime
4. Beneath Behavior
5. The Pattern of Conflict
6. Escalation
7. The Right Thing and the Right WayPart II: From Peace to War
9.The Beginning of an Idea
10.Choosing War
11.A Need for War
12.Germs of Warfare
13.More Germs of Warfare
14.The Path to WarPart III: From War to Peace
16.A Gift in Wartime
17.Marching Bootless
19.Locating the Peace Within
20.Finding Outward Peace
21.ActionPart IV: Spreading Peace
22.A Strategy of Peace
24.Peace on Mount Moriah

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The Arbinger Institute is a consortium of over 300 facilitators, coaches, and staff members (located across 18 countries) who conduct hundreds of public seminars, personal development programs, individual coaching sessions, professional training programs, and consulting projects each year. Nearly all of these activities draw on and apply the concepts and ideas in The Anatomy of Peace.


The premise of this follow-up to Leadership and Self-Deception is simple: people whose hearts are at peace do not wage war, whether they're heads of state or members of a family. In this semi-fictional narrative ("inspired by actual events") illustrating the principles of achieving peace, the setting is a two-day parent workshop at an Arizona-based wilderness camp for out-of-control teenagers, but the storyline is a mere setting for an instruction manual. Workshop facilitators Yusuf al-Falah, a Palestinian Arab whose father was killed by Israelis in 1948, and Avi Rozen, an Israeli Jew whose father died in the Yom Kippur War, use examples from their domestic lives and the history of their region to illustrate situations in which the normal and necessary routines of daily life can become fodder for conflict. Readers observe this through the eyes of one participant, a father whose business is in nearly as much trouble as his teenage son. The usefulness of the information conveyed here on how conflicts take root, spread and can be resolved more than compensates for the pedestrian writing. $150,000 ad/promo. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

The Arbinger Institute's best-selling Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box (2000) established the solid work of this unique team of more than 300 facilitators, coaches, and staff who annually provide public seminars, personal development programs, individual coaching sessions, and professional training to an international audience of thousands. The institute's latest title follows the stories of families with troubled children participating in intense counseling sessions facilitated by an Arab and a Jew whose fathers were killed by each other's ethnic group. These once-bitter facilitators found their way to peace amid war, thus exemplifying the institute's fundamental principle that the choice between peace and war exists within each person. However, while readers may be intrigued by the selected interpersonal stories, the application of this approach-based on the work of Heidegger contemporary Martin Buber-would likely be more successful if led by trained facilitators. Because this title focuses on a root-cause solution to interpersonal and international conflict, it will effortlessly surpass the glut of conflict-management titles now filling shelves. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Dale Farris, Groves, TX Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"A book that could change the face of humanity."
--Marion Blumenthal Lazan, holocaust survivor and bestselling author

"I loved Leadership and Self-Deception, and The Anatomy of Peace takes it to the next level, personally and professionally."
--Adel Al-Saleh, President, IMS Health Europe, Middle East and Africa

"The most powerful tool I've seen for finding real, lasting peace--in families, organizations, communities, and nations."
--Pamela Richarde, Past President, International Coach Federation

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