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THE ENDURING VISION OF A WORLD WITHOUT WAR international society. The basis of one is shared values, and fear of one another can hardly be labelled as such. Instead, the key might be the construction of a common enemy. War propaganda aims to unite people against a shared enemy, and peace propaganda is no different. The catalogue insists that the hostilities and polarisations of the past were to be set aside, so that the peoples of the world could unite against an enemy far more dangerous. The catalogue is clearly a call to arms, aiming to unite the peoples of the world in a battle against ignorance, prejudice and misinformation�all of them worthy opponents to attack, although slightly more abstract than a concrete, physical enemy. The idea echoes faith in the fact that there can exist some sort of a community of moral solidarity who will hear their appeal. This might, in fact, be where the source of UNE- SCO’s power lies: Hope manifested through their practical implementations of a new vision of humanity unified on the basis of shared ethical understandings of right and wrong. As Richard Ned Lebow (2005:557) might phrase it, while “might often makes for right,” “right can also make might.” Miia Huttunen is a doctoral candidate in cultural policy and political science at the University of Jyväskylä. Her PhD thesis explores film as a means of cultural diplomacy and the ways imaginary worlds can be utilised to influence political realities. Her research is funded by Kone foundation. References Aristotle. (350 B.C.E) Rhetoric. Translated by W. Rhys Roberts. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech 2001. Brown, J.A.C. (1963) Techniques of Persuasion: From Propaganda to Brainwashing. Baltimore, MD: Penquin 1969. This is (n.d.) Historic inflation calculator: how the value of money has changed since 1900 by Richard Browning. (Accessed 2 October 2017). Bull, Hedley. (1977) The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics. London; Basingstoke: Macmillan Press. Bull, Hedley, and Adam Watson. (1984) The Expansion of International Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Buzan, Barry. (2001) The English School: An Underexploited Resource. Review of International Studies 27 (3): 471–488. 23