"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. What I want is so simple I almost can't say it: Elementary kindness. Enough to eat, enough to go around. The possibility that kids might one day grow up to be neither the destroyers nor the destroyed. That's about it..."
Barbara Kingsolver (italics are mine)
That said (so eloquently and honestly by Ms. Kingsolver), I give you Blessed Are the Peacemakers, by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of PRAVDA and Former Communications Professor.
Just a taste:
"Some say the mark of true evil is not in the sadistic acts one does, but in having the power to encourage or inspire others to engage in such acts."