Letters Against the War

Letters Against the War

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Author: Tiziano Terzani
Translator(s): David Gibbons
Publisher: India Research Press
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 139
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188353000


The courses of war are to be found within us, more than they are outside us. They are to be found in passions such as desire, fear, insecurity, greed and vanity. Gradually we have to rid ourselves of them. On the 11th of September the world has changed. Now we ourselves have to change.

It’s time to move into the open, time to make a stand for the values we believe in. A society gains much more strength by its moral resolution than it does by acquiring new weapons.

India is home. I’ve lived here for years. It’s here that I keep my books, that I find the refuge a man seeks from the world’s hustle and bustle. Here, as nowhere else, I get a sense of the senseless flowing of life. But now even India is a disappointment. Even India talks only of war, mobilizes troops and artillery, and happily wags its tail behind the American military bandwagon. A country of a billion people! The country which owes its independence to Gandhi, the Mahatma, the noble soul, today a country just like any other. What a pity.


Terzani declares peace on war and war on American thinking.
-International Herald Tribune, 11th of April 2002

Terzani attempts the difficult operation of forcing the West at war to think it over. He suggests that the only way to stop terrorism is not by killing terrorists, but by eliminating the reasons that turn a man or a woman into a terrorist.
-L’Espresso, Rome February 2002

This is the cry of an honest man who in Afghanistan hasn’t seen yet another war in his long career, but the West at its dead end.
-Il Corriere della Sera, Milan, February 2002


TIZIANO TERZANI, born in Florence, Italy, was for 30 years Asia correspondent of the German magazine Der Spiegel. As such he was based in Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Thailand. Since 1994 he lives in India, now mostly in the Himalayas. He has written various books. In English recently appeared The Forbidden Door, Good Night, Mister Lenin and A Fortune Teller told me.


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Letter from Kabul
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Letter from Delhi
Hei Ram

Letter from the Himalayas
What shall we do?