Peace, always desirable for its own sake, has been vital to human progress in every age. The difference now in this nuclear age is that it has literally become a matter of life and death for humanity. Peace means life: its absence leaves no hope of human survival. The writer's aim, therefore, is to present peace in the form of a complete ideologyâ€”an ideology which awakens human consciousness; which provides the answer to all lifeâ€™s problems in terms of peace; which describes the crucial importance of peace, right from the individual to the international level. In essence, peace is not an option: it is our destiny.