[gha] Leo's Tirades

  • From: "Bruce Cook, AuthorMe.com" <cookcomm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 15:16:05 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Leo,

Gosh. I apologize for being so very inferior to your massive intellect. I give 
you my most profound and obsequious bow, grand philosophical master of us all.

Perhaps it serves you well to be so bitterly condescending to people like 
myself, Monica, Bob, Crane, Norm Kurland, and others. Perhaps your attitude 
sets a great example for all of us to follow when it comes to being peaceful 
and in harmony. Perhaps.

However, being such an inferior scholar, perhaps I could kneel at your feet an 
ask a few clarifying questions. I mean, great master, you refer to Global Peace 
Science and theory. But it seems this science is a count of four cleverly named 
sociological groups in four countries over a period of 50 years. Yes, such 
nominal data can be subjected to tests of statistical validity and reliability. 
But, as I said, where is the theory? What are the theoretical constructs? Where 
are the hypotheses? And, most importantly, how on earth do you connect these 
proportions, measured at a cost of $60,000, to proving anything about global 

Perhaps you will graciously recall. All of this email turmoil started with my 
simply making my editorial suggestion that you remove the words "based on GHA 
sources" in your original proposed topic for the book. That's why we are having 
this rather ornate  and unnecessary argument. Clearly these words were intended 
to force the writers to feature your favorite theory. Now, those words are 
removed and you assure us that you will not be biased. Right.

You know, teacher,  I have published many books for many authors, and never 
have I seen a set of "rules" for writing a book. Instead, it is customary for a 
coherent editorial policy to be established, and this policy almost always 
relates to reader interest and need.

But what do I know? I am but a simple subject in your GHA kingdom. But, forgive 
me, I see a future when GHA can begin to consider a purpose of world peace, and 
avoid the need to beat the drums for a descriptive sociological study. I have 
faith in you to change.

Yours in harmony,

Bruce L. Cook, Ph.D.
President, GHA-USA
Vice-President, GHA
Director of CSSS Publishing and Editorial team
President, World Writers
Resources, Inc.
Author, Harmony of Nations: 1943 – 2020, Just Fiction Editions, 2012
1407 Getzelman Drive
Elgin, IL 60123 USA

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