Human society is journeying to a terrible place. Of course there is an alternative to terrorism. It’s called justice. It’s time to recognize that no amount of nuclear weapons or full-spectrum dominance or daisy cutters or spurious governing councils and loya jirgas can buy peace at the cost of justice. The urge of hegemony and preponderance by some will be matched with greater intensity by the longing for dignity and justice by others. Exactly what form that battle takes, whether its beautiful or bloodthirsty, depends on us.