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Readers recommend: songs about peace | Peter Kimpton

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In a week full of remembrance of the first world war centenary, nominate music all about what we hope comes after the fighting

What is it about human nature that, just as in the physical life cycles of cells dividing through binary fission, mitosis and meiosis people too inevitably divide, and in doing so, compete, and head into conflict? And, conversely, with those all too brief utopian moments in society when the eon hand meets the minute hand when peace breaks out it seems far more surprising, somehow, than the inexorable escalation of war?

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