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Peace Betrayed?: Essays on Pacifism and Politics

Peace Betrayed?: Essays on Pacifism and Politics

by Michael Cromartie
     
 

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In his highly controversial 1988 book "Peace and Revolution," political scientist Guenter Lewy charged that since the Vietnam era the four major American pacifist organizations-American Friends Service Committee, Fellowship of Reconciliation, War Resisters League, and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-have moved from singlehanded devotion to the

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In his highly controversial 1988 book "Peace and Revolution," political scientist Guenter Lewy charged that since the Vietnam era the four major American pacifist organizations-American Friends Service Committee, Fellowship of Reconciliation, War Resisters League, and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom-have moved from singlehanded devotion to the principles of nonviolence and reconciliation to a defense of "the moral legitimacy of armed struggle and guerrilla warfare." This provocative collection begins with a summary of Lewy's argument. The fifteen respondents-pacifists and non-pacifists-join the discussion. Some decry Lewy's account as prejudiced and incomplete; others applaud it as a long overdue exposure of the subversions of a noble purpose. In a final chapter, Lewy responds to his critics.

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Richard John Neuhaus
This is essential reading on the vital relationship of religion, ethics, and America's role in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896331433
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
02/08/1990
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.03(d)

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