No man is an island

  1. Speaking about Historical Thinking and its contribution to the peace process one cannot avoid discussing briefly the contradiction between economic crisis and peace. Nearly every war has deep financial roots.
  2. The world has more than six billion inhabitants. Unfortunately two billion are under the poverty limit. Can this be a guarantee for peace?

The poet reminds us:

  1. “No man (human being) is an island, entire of itself”.
  2. Every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.
  3. Any man’ s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind;
  4. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee (John Donne, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, “Meditation XVII”).