Peace on Earth
Today's headlines are filled with news of violence, animosity, and strife, and it can be difficult to even commute to work without witnessing some unkind act aimed at some unsuspecting soul. If living in harmony is what Americans are aiming for, the latest Global Peace Index suggests we have a long way to go. The U.S. ranked 129th out of 163 assessed countries, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace, which compiles the annual measure of tranquility of the world's nations. The 10 most peaceful, listed here, scored far better on the group's 23 indicators of peace.