One of the most intelligent books we have ever published, if not thee most intelligent, is a book called LOVE and WAR. Two professors, Dr. Rudolf Harmsen and Dr. Paddy Welles, combined their professional and personal experience to write a book that I think should be a textbook on every college/university campus in the world. Maybe, just maybe, there could be some hope for this world if the younger generation in many countries grasped the contents of this book and integrated this knowledge. As Harry Palmer, creator of The Avatar Course, says, "When people realize that beliefs are merely art forms and nothing to fight over, world peace will ensue."
WHAT CLASSES, one might ask. It fits in Psychology, Science, World Affairs, Religious Studies, Biology, and probably elsewhere as well. It is pretty serious stuff, so adding History's Worst: 2000 Years of Idiocy by Adam Powell, a teacher in London, would add amazement and humor to the serious study of mankind.
The two highly-educated and well-traveled authors of LOVE and WAR each have memories of war from their childhoods, Rudolf Harmsen living in Nazi-occupied Holland as a child, and Paddy Welles in North Carolina huddling with her family during air raid drills of WWII. Combining Harmsen’s expertise in evolutionary ecology and Welles’ expertise in psychology, along with their personal stories and insights, Love and War is monumental in its depth and sophistication in understanding the human condition.
Dr. Rudolf Harmsen received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, Cambridge, Great Britain. He is a Professor Emeritus of Biology on the faculty of Queens University in Canada. He has written for many distinguished journals, books, and encyclopedias and has produced popular television programs to help children understand the animal world.
Paddy S. Welles, Ph.D., is the author of two books, To Stand In Love (Geist & Russell Companies / 2000) and Are You Ready for Lasting Love? (Marlowe & Co. / 2002). She holds a Ph.D. in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University and is a skilled marriage and family therapist and former university professor. Dr. Welles lectures through-out the year at universities and colleges.