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Introduction To “War Is A Lie”

Introduction To “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson INTRODUCTION Not a single thing that we commonly believe about wars that helps keep them around is true. Wars cannot be good or glorious. Nor can they be justified as a […]

War Should Be Ended

War Should Be Ended: Part II Of “War No More: The Case For Abolition” By David Swanson II. WAR SHOULD BE ENDED While most people don’t believe that war can be ended (and I hope Section I of this book […]

Wars Are Not Unavoidable

Wars Are Not Unavoidable: Chapter 4 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT UNAVOIDABLE Wars are given so many glorious and righteous justifications, including the spreading of civilization and democracy around the world, that you wouldn’t […]

War Can Be Ended

War Can Be Ended: Part I Of “War No More: The Case For Abolition” By David Swanson I. WAR CAN BE ENDED Slavery Was Abolished In the late eighteenth century the majority of people alive on earth were held in […]

Wars Are Not Won, And Are Not Ended By Enlarging Them

Wars Are Not Won, And Are Not Ended By Enlarging Them: Chapter 9 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT WON, AND ARE NOT ENDED BY ENLARGING THEM “I will not be the first president to […]

Wars Are Not Waged Out Of Generosity

Wars Are Not Waged Out Of Generosity: Chapter 3 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT WAGED OUT OF GENEROSITY The idea that wars are waged out of humanitarian concern may not at first appear even […]

War Should Be Ended

War Should Be Ended: Part II Of “War No More: The Case For Abolition” By David Swanson II. WAR SHOULD BE ENDED While most people don’t believe that war can be ended (and I hope Section I of this book […]

A Global Rescue Plan

A Global Rescue Plan: Excerpt From “War No More: The Case For Abolition” By David Swanson People ask: Well, what do we do about the terrorists? We begin learning history. We stop encouraging terrorism. We prosecute suspected criminals in courts […]

Wars Are Not Legal

Wars Are Not Legal: Chapter 12 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT LEGAL It’s a simple point, but an important one, and one that gets overlooked. Whether or not you think a particular war is […]

What We’ve Forgotten

What We’ve Forgotten: Excerpt From “When The World Outlawed War” By David Swanson There are actions we widely believe are and should be illegal: slavery, rape, genocide. War is no longer on the list. It has become a well-kept secret […]

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