Myth: War Is Necessary (resources)

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Wars Are Not Launched in Defense: Chapter 2 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson

Wars Cannot Be Both Planned and Avoided: Chapter 13 of “War Is A Lie” by David Swanson


War Is a Racket by Smedley Butler

The Ruses for War: American Interventions Since World War II by John Quigley

War? What America Missed in U.S. History Class and What We Can Do Now by Kathy Beckwith

Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare by Gareth Porter

The Bomb by Howard Zinn

War Is A Lie by David Swanson

When the World Outlawed War by David Swanson

War No More: The Case for Abolition by David Swanson

The End of War by Paul K. Chappell

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer

Defying Hitler: A Memoir by Sebastian Haffner

Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor by Robert Stinnett

Infamy: Pearl Harbor and its Aftermath by John Toland

Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker

The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism by Trevor Aaronson

The Hidden History of the Korean War by I.F. Stone

Washington Plans an Aggressive War by Ralph Stavins, Richard Barnet, Marcus Raskin

Useful Enemies: When Waging Wars Is More Important Than Winning Them by David Keen

War Is Necessary:



Other Myths:

War is inevitable.

War is beneficial.

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