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War is still happening. Why?

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posted on 2019-04-25, 15:15 authored by Daniel PayneDaniel Payne
From January until April 2019, LSE Library held an exhibition of its archives relating to peace activists and organisations from the 20th century called "Giving Peace a Chance: from the League of Nations to Greenham Common". The exhibition was free, unticketed and open to all, and housed right by the entrance to the Library.

One one of the walls of the exhibition the question "War is still happening. Why?" was printed on a large poster and visitors were invited to write their responses using post-it notes and stick them to the wall.

This spreadsheet is a transcription of 273 of those post-it notes. Some changes to spelling/grammar have been made and changed into lowercase. The transcription was not conducted as a full-scale research project but rather as a record of audience participation in an exhibition, so this should be borne in mind when using this spreadsheet. There is no significance in the running number order - each post-it note was assigned a random number when being transcribed. It is possible one person filled out multiple post-it notes so it does not necessarily represent 273 individuals. The original post-it notes are held at LSE Library and are available for consultation there.