"Captain Paul K. Chappell has given us a crucial look at war and peace from the unique perspective of a soldier, and his new ideas show us why world peace is both necessary and possible in the 21st century."

-Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

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    PEACEFUL REVOLUTION: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity’s Survival


    February 2012 (Easton Studio Press)


    If you think world peace is a naive concept, Paul K. Chappell’s very existence will give you pause. It’s not enough to say that Chappell – a West Point graduate and veteran of the Iraq War – is a soldier turned peace leader. Experiencing a traumatic upbringing and growing up mixed race in Alabama, he’s a young man forged by violence, rage, and racism into a living weapon for peace. By unlocking the mysteries of human nature, he shows how the muscles of hope, empathy, appreciation, conscience, reason, discipline, and curiosity give us the power to end the wars between countries, our ongoing war with nature, and the war in our hearts.


    The Great Question by General Douglas MacArthur

    “The great question is: Can global war be outlawed from the world? … We must have sufficient imagination and courage to translate this universal wish for peace – which is rapidly becoming a universal necessity – into actuality.” – General Douglas MacArthur

    Preface: Unlocking the Mysteries of Human Nature

    Chapter One: The Muscle of Hope

    Born Human / The Army’s Hope Training / How Realistic Hope Enables Human Survival / Surviving Trauma and Betrayal / Participation: A Higher Expression of Hope / Realistic Idealism: The Highest Expression of Hope / Fully Human / The Swan’s Journey

    Chapter Two: The Muscle of Empathy

    Warrior Philosophy / Empathy in War / The Many Faces of Dehumanization / Unconditional Love: A Higher Expression of Empathy / Solidarity: The Highest Expression of Empathy / The Jewel Within

    Chapter Three: The Muscle of Appreciation

    The Long Journey Home / The Joy of Perspective / Savoring: A Higher Expression of Appreciation / Stewardship: The Highest Expression of Appreciation / Remembering Prometheus

    Chapter Four: The Muscle of Conscience

    The Hunter That Never Sleeps / The Ultimate Survival Guide / How to Sell Oppression to the Masses / Conditioned Inequality / Superhumanization / Misinformation / The Hand of Justice: A Higher Expression of Conscience / Moral Fury: The Highest Expression of Conscience / Sour Grapes

    Chapter Five: The Muscle of Reason

    Summoning Death / The Psychological Oxygen for Rational Thinking / Questioning: A Higher Expression of Reason / Building: The Highest Expression of Reason / Frankenstein’s Monster

    Chapter Six: The Muscle of Discipline

    The War Within / Warrior Discipline / Self-Control: A Higher Expression of Discipline / Inner Freedom: The Highest Expression of Discipline / Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Chapter Seven: The Muscle of Curiosity

    Madness and Redemption / My Drug of Choice / Adventure: A Higher Expression of Curiosity / Awe: The Highest Expression of Curiosity / The Rising Phoenix

    Note on the book cover: Sculpture of Eirene, the Greek Goddess of Peace