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Robert C. Koehler

Robert C. Koehler

Robert Koehler is an award-winning, Chicago-based journalist and nationally syndicated writer. His book, "Courage Grows Strong at the Wound" (2016). Contact him or visit his website at commonwonders.com.

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Women's Rights: Afghanistan and Beyond

The American military, which purports to be supporting women's rights in Afghanistan, could hardly be said to value women's rights in its own ranks. Rape has long been a side effect of militarism and war, and any discussion—let alone investigation—of it has long been avoided.

Robert C. Koehler ·


We Need a National Rite of Passage That Doesn't Include War

Volunteering to serve a murderous lie is not a rite of passage, it's a recruitment goal. For many, it's a step into hell. Real service is not a farce, and it involves more than limitless obedience to a medal-bedecked higher authority.

Robert C. Koehler ·


The Moral Idiocy and Suicidal Tendency of Endless War

Eight trillion dollars have been surrendered to 20 years of high-tech killing and nation-wrecking, but this is hardly questioned. There's no accountability. The future that we want, the one that still includes humanity, remains an ideal.

Robert C. Koehler ·


Let's Open the Books: We Need a Truth Commission for the Afghan War

The first step in ending war is seeing it for what it is. It's time to declassify the secrets and the lies.

Robert C. Koehler ·


Growing Old in the Newborn Universe

Only when I stop knowing what I know do I see the world as it is, do I see it shimmer and pulsate, do I see it bleed wonder.

Robert C. Koehler ·


War, Herbicides, and Moral Disengagement

What gives political leaders the wherewithal to violate basic human values—established moral standards—and perpetrate the inhumanity of war?

Robert C. Koehler ·


Is a United World Possible?

Let us put an end to nationalism once and for all.

Robert C. Koehler ·


Moral Intelligence or Nuclear War

We can no longer create a wasteland and call it peace.

Robert C. Koehler ·

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