This fictitious conversation between George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden, framed in a dream and well structured as if professionally facilitated, advances a possibility, a vision: it demonstrates how two arch-enemies can end up cooperating. Its aim is to provoke and to trigger something in the minds of people who grapple with the question: What could we do other than to resort to oppression, force, war, terror, and violence because of ideological differences and opinions about how we might produce more justice in the world?The dialogue revolves around one of the most pressing and serious issues of our times. Yet, the material is presented as a satire. This dialogue is truly the stuff that dreams are made of. But dreams and hopes continue to inspire, and perhaps some day they will not seem so crazy after all.The author is versed in conflict management, mediation and nonviolent communication. The text can well be used as a teaching tool. It will also contribute to many good conversations.
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Published April 14, 2008
Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences.