War and Anti-war

Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Author: Alvin Toffler,Heidi Toffler

Publisher: Warner Books (NY)

ISBN: 9780751509380

Category: Military art and science

Page: 412

View: 7276


This book examines the subject that has haunted mankind since its origins - war. Beginning with an analysis of warfare in the past, it offers insights into today's conflicts - and a portrait of the future face of battle. Its premise is that the forms of war follow forms of economic activity. In pre-industrial agrarian societies, men fought hand-to-hand. With the age of mass production came mass destruction - the savage bombing sorties of World War II and Vietnam, as well as the omnipresent threat of nuclear annihilation. The smart bombs of the Gulf conflict, it warns, are precursors of what war could become as the information age unfolds: a battlefield dominated by intelligent weapons systems, from tiny, antlike robots that crawl into an adversary's headquarters to autonomous arms that, once programmed, decide when, and towards whom, they fire. The authors show how changes in the media business and the global economy are blurring the distinction between news and psychological warfare, and they call for bloodless battle (anti-war) as a new approach to world peace.

Ain't My America

The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism

Author: Bill Kauffman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805082449

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 980


The acclaimed author of Look Homeward America and conservative spokesman offers a spirited argument that true political conservatives have always resisted the military and imperial motivation, from the War of 1812 to today, and celebrates their conservative vision of a peaceful, decentralized, and noninterventionist America. 35,000 first printing.

We Who Dared to Say No to War

American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now

Author: Murray Polner,Thomas E., Jr. Woods

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 1568583850

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4130


A compelling collection of speeches, articles, poetry, book excerpts, political cartoons, and more from the American antiwar tradition beginning with the War of 1812 offers the full range of the subject's richness and variety, with contributions from Daniel Webster, Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, Patrick Buchanan, and many others. Original.

Peace and Freedom

The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements in the 1960s

Author: Simon Hall

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812202139

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5957


Two great social causes held center stage in American politics in the 1960s: the civil rights movement and the antiwar groundswell in the face of a deepening American military commitment in Vietnam. In Peace and Freedom, Simon Hall explores two linked themes: the civil rights movement's response to the war in Vietnam on the one hand and, on the other, the relationship between the black groups that opposed the war and the mainstream peace movement. Based on comprehensive archival research, the book weaves together local and national stories to offer an illuminating and judicious chronicle of these movements, demonstrating how their increasingly radicalized components both found common cause and provoked mutual antipathies. Peace and Freedom shows how and why the civil rights movement responded to the war in differing ways—explaining black militants' hostility toward the war while also providing a sympathetic treatment of those organizations and leaders reluctant to take a stand. And, while Black Power, counterculturalism, and left-wing factionalism all made interracial coalition-building more difficult, the book argues that it was the peace movement's reluctance to link the struggle to end the war with the fight against racism at home that ultimately prevented the two movements from cooperating more fully. Considering the historical relationship between the civil rights movement and foreign policy, Hall also offers an in-depth look at the history of black America's links with the American left and with pacifism. With its keen insights into one of the most controversial decades in American history, Peace and Freedom recaptures the immediacy and importance of the time.

Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks

The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory

Author: Penny W. Lewis

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801467802

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 6044


In the popular imagination, opposition to the Vietnam War was driven largely by college students and elite intellectuals, while supposedly reactionary blue-collar workers largely supported the war effort. In Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks, Penny Lewis challenges this collective memory of class polarization. Through close readings of archival documents, popular culture, and media accounts at the time, she offers a more accurate "counter-memory" of a diverse, cross-class opposition to the war in Southeast Asia that included the labor movement, working-class students, soldiers and veterans, and Black Power, civil rights, and Chicano activists. Lewis investigates why the image of antiwar class division gained such traction at the time and has maintained such a hold on popular memory since. Identifying the primarily middle-class culture of the early antiwar movement, she traces how the class interests of its first organizers were reflected in its subsequent forms. The founding narratives of class-based political behavior, Lewis shows, were amplified in the late 1960s and early 1970s because the working class, in particular, lacked a voice in the public sphere, a problem that only increased in the subsequent period, even as working-class opposition to the war grew. By exposing as false the popular image of conservative workers and liberal elites separated by an unbridgeable gulf, Lewis suggests that shared political attitudes and actions are, in fact, possible between these two groups.

Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement

Author: Simon Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136599185

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 8252


Between 1965 and 1973, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans participated in one of the most remarkable and significant people's movements in American history. Through marches, rallies, draft resistance, teach-ins, civil disobedience, and non-violent demonstrations at both the national and local levels, Americans vehemently protested the country's involvement in the Vietnam War. Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement provides a short, accessible overview of this important social and political movement, highlighting key events and key figures, the movement's strengths and weaknesses, how it intersected with other social and political movements of the time, and its lasting effect on the country. The book is perfect for anyone wanting to obtain an introduction to the Anti-War movement of the twentieth century.

Canada and the New American Empire

War and Anti-war

Author: George Melnyk

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552381307

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

View: 675


Noted academics, politicians, and activists examine Canada's decision not to support the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Each contributor opposes the U.S. action and discusses how Canadais non-involvement might affect the future of Canadian-American relations. Included in this collection are never before published essays from high-profile contributors such as: Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector; Douglas Roche, Liberal senator; and Rev. William Phipps, former moderator of the United Church of Canada. With Contributions By: Colleen Beaumier Arthur Clark Trudy Govier Robert Hackett Jim Harding Mel Hurtg Imtiaz Hussain Tareq Y. Ismael Jacqueline S. Ismael Donn Lovett George Melnyk Joyce Patel Satya R. Pattnayak Bill Phipps Scott Ritter Douglas Roche David Swann

Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of U.S. Peace and Antiwar Movements [2 volumes]

Author: Mitchell K. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440845190

Category: History

Page: 846

View: 6027


How have Americans sought peaceful, rather than destructive, solutions to domestic and world conflict? This two-volume set documents peace and antiwar movements in the United States from the colonial era to the present. • Provides an unrivaled complete description of peacemaking efforts in the United States that leads readers to consider how future wars might be prevented • Draws on the expertise of more than 130 scholarly experts to examine the entirety of American history, from the colonial era to modern times • Reveals the multiple religious and secular motivations of peace seekers in the United States • Examines how war and those who oppose war have been portrayed in popular media over the centuries

Future Shock

Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553277375

Category: Social Science

Page: 561

View: 2209


Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change

Anti-War Activism

New Media and Protest in the Information Age

Author: K. Gillan,J. Pickerill,F. Webster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023059638X

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 3311


The first academic account of the 21st century anti-war and peace movement. Empirically rich and conceptually innovative, Anti-War Activism pays especially close attention to the changed information environment of protest, the complex alliances of activists, the diversity of participants, as well as campaigners' use of new (and old) media.

The War I Survived Was Vietnam

Collected Writings of a Veteran and Antiwar Activist

Author: Michael Uhl

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476666148

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 2928


"Michael Uhl was one of the most prominent figures in the veteran’s resistance movement that played a crucial role in bringing to the American people the shocking reality of the Vietnam war. This collection of his writings is a pleasure to read, and to contemplate."--Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor Emeritus, MIT "As one of the most eloquent voices of the Vietnam generation, Michael Uhl's essays, journalism, and criticism provide an essential road map to 'the defining predicament' of his generation. Uhl masterfully explains and analyzes the literature, politics, and emotional realities of the Vietnam legacy. This is essential reading for those of us who are still trying to make sense of the Sixties."--Clara Bingham, Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost its Mind and Found its Soul The singular collection of articles, essays, poems, criticism and personal recollections by a Vietnam veteran documents the author's reflections on the war, from his combat experiences to his exploration of American veteran identity to his struggles with PTSD. His career as an advocate for the welfare of GIs and veterans exposed to dangerous radiation and herbicides is covered. Several pieces deal with how the Vietnam experience is being archived by scholars for historical interpretation. These collected works serve as a study of how wars are remembered and written about by surviving veterans.

War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing

Library of America #278

Author: Lawrence Rosenwald

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598534742

Category: History

Page: 850

View: 2706


A first-of-its-kind gathering of the essential texts of the American antiwar tradition, from the Revolution to the war on terror: over 150 eloquent, provocative voices for peace. Library of America presents an unprecedented tribute to a great American literary tradition. War has been a reality of the American experience from the founding of the nation and in every generation there have been dedicated and passionate visionaries who have responded to this reality with vital calls for peace. Spanning from the Revolution to the war on terror, War No More gathers the essential texts of this uniquely American antiwar tradition in one volume for the first time. Classic expressions of conscience like Thoreau’s seminal “Civil Disobedience” lay the groundwork for such influential modern theorists of nonviolence as David Dellinger, Thomas Merton, and Barbara Deming. The long arc of the American antiwar movement is vividly traced in the urgent appeals of activists, made in soaring oratory and galvanizing song, and in dramatic dispatches from the front lines of antiwar protests. The voices of veterans, from the Civil War to the Iraq War, are prominently represented, as is the firsthand testimony of conscientious objectors. Contemporary writers, including Barbara Kingsolver, Jonathan Schell, Nicholson Baker, and Jane Hirshfield, demonstrate the ongoing richness of this literature in the years since September 11, 2001. Featuring more than 150 eloquent and provocative writers in all, War No More is a bible for activists, a go-to resource for scholars and students, and an inspiring and fascinating story for every reader interested in the crosscurrents of war and peace in American history. From the Hardcover edition.

The Anti-War Quote Book

Author: Eric Groves

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594742293

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 8720


The Iraq War will be the defining issue of the 2008 U.S. election. Will there be giant marches on Washington? Of course. And will college students cut class to attend peace rallies? Of course they will.The Anti-War Quote Book features 250 quotes from around the world, by everyone from Socrates and Thomas Jefferson to Martin Luther King Jr. and Bono. Designed with bold, graphic type treatments, it is complemented by anti-war protest posters from throughout history.

War Is Not a Game

The New Antiwar Soldiers and the Movement They Built

Author: Nan Levinson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813571154

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8018


On July 23, 2004, five marines, two soldiers, and one airman became the most unlikely of antiwar activists. Young and gung-ho when they first signed up to defend their country, they were sent to fight a war that left them confused, enraged, and haunted. Once they returned home, they became determined to put their disillusionment to use. So that sultry summer evening, they mounted the stage of Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall and announced the launch of Iraq Veterans Against the War. War Is Not a Game tells the story of this new soldiers’ antiwar movement, showing why it was born, how it quickly grew, where it has struggled, what it accomplished, and how it continues to resonate in the national conversation about our military and our wars. Nan Levinson reveals the individuals behind the movement, painting an unforgettable portrait of these working-class veterans who refused to be seen as simply tragic victims or battlefront heroes and instead banded together to become leaders of a national organization. Written with sensitivity and humor, War Is Not a Game gives readers an uncensored, grunt’s-eye view of the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan, while conveying the equally dramatic struggles that soldiers face upon returning home. Demanding to be seen neither simply as tragic victims nor as battlefront heroes, the Iraq Veterans Against the War have worked to shape the national conversation. This book celebrates their bravery, showing that sometimes the most vital battles take place on the home front.

War in a Twilight World

Partisan and Anti-Partisan Warfare in Eastern Europe, 1939-45

Author: B. Shepherd,J. Pattinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230290485

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 1229


Cutting-edge case studies examine the partisan and anti-partisan warfare which broke out across German-occupied eastern Europe during World War Two, showing how it was shaped in varied ways by factors including fighting power, political and economic structures, ideological and psychological influences, and the attitude of the wider population.

Waging Peace

The Art of War for the Antiwar Movement

Author: Scott Ritter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568583280

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

View: 4632


A renowned anti-war activist and former Marine presents a case for drawing inspiration from the seminal work of Sun Tzu as a model for conflict resolution, explaining that in order to end the war in Iraq, anti-war activists must study their adversaries in order to learn key skills about campaigning, minimizing military uprisings, and multitasking. Original.

Ravens in the Storm

A Personal History of the 1960s Anti-War Movement

Author: Carl Oglesby

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416565093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4900


In 1964, Carl Oglesby, a young copywriter for a Michigan-based defense contractor, was asked by a local Democratic congressman to draft a campaign paper on the Vietnam War. Oglesby's report argued that the conflict was misplaced and unwinnable. He had little idea that its subsequent publication would put him on a fast track to becoming the president of the now-legendary protest movement Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In this book, Oglesby shares the triumphs and tribulations of an organization that burgeoned across America, only to collapse in the face of surveillance by the U.S. government and infighting. As an SDS leader, Oglesby spoke on the same platform as Coretta Scott King and Benjamin Spock at the storied 1965 antiwar demonstration in Washington, D.C. He traveled to war-ravaged Vietnam and to the international war crimes tribunal in Scandinavia, where he met with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. He helped initiate the Venceremos Brigade, which dispatched thousands of American students to bring in the Cuban sugar harvest. He reluctantly participated in the protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention and was a witness for the defense at the trial of the Chicago Seven the following year. Eventually, after extensive battles with those in SDS who saw its future more as a vanguard guerrilla group than as an open mass movement, Oglesby was drummed out of the organization. Shortly after, it collapsed when key members of its leadership quit to set up the Weather Underground. This beautifully written and elegiac memoir is rich in contemporary echoes as America once again must come to terms with an ill-conceived military adventure abroad. Carl Oglesby warns of the destructive frustrations of a peace campaign unable to achieve its goals. But above all, he captures the joyful liberation of joining together to take a stand for what is right and just -- the soaring and swooping of a protest movement in full flight, like ravens in a storm.

The Great Anti-war Cartoons

Author: Craig Yoe

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606991503

Category: Humor

Page: 190

View: 9195


Collects political cartoons from around the world protesting against war and its atrocities, including work from artists including Francisco Goya, Robert Crumb, and Rick Griffin.

War and Anti-war

Author: Alvin Toffler,Heidi Toffler

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 9780446602594

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 6429


Citing the millions of lives that have been lost during Cold War conflict, a study predicts where and how future wars will be fought and present a paradigm for peace through technology, communication, and human innovation. Reprint.

Jane Fonda's War

A Political Biography of an Antiwar Icon

Author: Mary Hershberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565849884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 9505


Documents the actress's controversial trips to North Vietnam and her efforts on behalf of American GIs in the early 1970s, while exploring how her work set the stage for celebrity feminist activism.