No More Enemies is my entertaining, highly readable, thought-provoking exploration of the proposition that the idea of “enemies” as a paradigm for social organization is thoroughly obsolete. The problem in conflict zones is not the people (“them”); it’s the paradigm. But help is on the way… starting with this book!
The late Ursula K. Le Guin said this about No More Enemies:
“Hello, Deb Reich -- thank you for writing me. I just spent a long and happy time browsing your No More Enemies site…” (by email, February 11, 2012). She attached a draft of her poem called “The Prophetess” and invited me to critique it, which I did at some length… – but that’s another story. The NME dedicated site that Le Guin viewed in 2012 no longer exists. The page she enjoyed, however – which recreates the essential outlines of the book in detailed drop-down menus – is preserved for you at this link.
Read the raves
Drop everything and read this book! The world will be a better place. - Melinda Thompson, Chair, Middle East Committee, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, USA
I love No More Enemies. It’s an inspiring, splendid book. –James Adler, Cambridge, Mass, USA
I’ll be spreading the word about No More Enemies — especially among those most fearful of giving up the conflict (isn’t that a paradox!). – Gale Courey Toensing, journalist, Connecticut, USA
Deb, no one could possibly fail to connect with your warmth and humor. I hope your book reaches many people! Baruch (Walter) Zeichner – “Paradigms,” WBKM, Burlington, Vermont, USA
A must read. –Patrick M., International aid worker, South Asia
In No More Enemies, Deb Reich states it clearly: ‘It’s not the people . . . it’s the paradigm.’ –Civil rights activist Minnijean Brown-Trickey of the Little Rock Nine, writing as a scholar in residence, Clinton School Center on Community Philanthropy, “Confronting Racism, Past and Present, to Heal Ourselves and Heal the World.”
If you want to move beyond war, then I recommend No More Enemies by Deb Reich. –Lora Lucero, nomad blogger at Why Gaza?, former adjunct professor of law at UNM-Albuquerque, USA
Inspiring and powerful… a priceless book, showing the way to reparation without retribution. – L. Janelle Dance, Assoc. Prof., Sociology and Ethnic Studies, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, and Senior Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, Sweden