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War Does Not Bring Security

War Does Not Bring Security And Is Not Sustainable: Chapter 11 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WAR DOES NOT BRING SECURITY AND IS NOT SUSTAINABLE Terrorist incidents have increased during and in response to the “War on […]

Wars Are Not Fought Against Evil

Wars Are Not Fought Against Evil: Chapter 1 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT FOUGHT AGAINST EVIL One of the oldest excuses for war is that the enemy is irredeemably evil. He worships the wrong […]

Wars Are Not Launched In Defense

Wars Are Not Launched In Defense: Chapter 2 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS ARE NOT LAUNCHED IN DEFENSE Creating war propaganda is the world’s second oldest profession, and its oldest line is “they started it.” Wars […]

Wars Cannot Be Both Planned And Avoided

Wars Cannot Be Both Planned And Avoided: Chapter 13 Of “War Is A Lie” By David Swanson WARS CANNOT BE BOTH PLANNED AND AVOIDED A fundamental lie that keeps war going is the idea that we avoid war by preparing […]

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 […]