We Who Dared to Say No to War
American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now
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We Who Dared to Say No to War by Murray Polner
Book DescriptionWe Who Dared to Say No to War uncovers some of the forgotten but compelling body of work from the American antiwar tradition--speeches, articles, poetry, book excerpts, political cartoons, and more--from people throughout our history who have opposed war. Beginning with the War of 1812, these selections cover every major American war up to the present and come from both the left and the right, from religious and secular viewpoints. There are many surprises, including a forgotten letter from a Christian theologian urging Confederate President Jefferson Davis to exempt Christians from the draft and a speech by Abraham Lincoln opposing the 1848 Mexican War. Among others, Daniel Webster, Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, Grover Cleveland, Eugene Debs, Robert Taft, Paul Craig Roberts, Patrick Buchanan, and Country Joe and the Fish make an appearance. This first-ever anthology of American antiwar writing offers the full range of the subject's richness and variety.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781568583853
(236mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Murray Polner
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Disarmed and Dangerous is a fascinating study of brothers linked by faith and the dreams of peace and social justice in a century bloodied by war, mass murders, and weapons of immense destructive power. It is, above all, an original contribution to modern American history that is sure to be widely read and discussed.
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Author Biography - Murray Polner
Murray Polner is a freelance editor and writer whose work has appeared in Washington Monthly, Commonweal, The Nation, Columbia Journalism Review, and the Jewish Week, among others. He lives in Great Neck, New York. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. His numerous books include the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. Woods lives in Auburn, Alabama, with his wife and three daughters.
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