The News and Reviews feature in the Peaceful Societies website will not be updated for the next several weeks. The webmaster and author of these stories is scheduled for back surgery on Tuesday, May 13. The neurosurgeon is 95 percent confident that the surgery will be successful, but he predicts three to four days in the hospital and a recovery period of about six weeks. We hope to restart the News and Reviews quickly. Please check back for updates by early June.