It is almost for sure that many readers will agree with Tony Simpson’s (March 2014) observations regarding the Kitchener coin, the First World War and the need for much more effort to be made by the international community to prevent war.
What is so baffling is the dichotomous situation whereby human beings are so amazingly clever in terms of: space exploration, music, literature and scientific achievements …, but cannot, as yet, do what seems so elementary – bring peace to the world.
Being ‘all in this together’ is not just a national desirability but an international one in terms of keeping the peace and maintaining the viability of the planet environmentally speaking. Let’s have money for dealing with earthquakes and the world’s poor rather than escalating the finance required for more sophisticated weaponry.
Bill Jordan, Budleigh Salterton