We Who Dared to Say No to War American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now

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Description: Antiwar Patriots brings together some of the greatest-if largely forgotten-writings of the American antiwar tradition, from the War of 1812 to the present. Featured is Daniel Webster, one of America7;s great orators, denouncing military conscription  More...

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List price: $20.99
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Antiwar Patriots brings together some of the greatest-if largely forgotten-writings of the American antiwar tradition, from the War of 1812 to the present. Featured is Daniel Webster, one of America7;s great orators, denouncing military conscription in 1814 as unconstitutional and immoral, two years after Congress and President James Madison joined forces to declare war against Great Britain and its Canadian colony. The authors7; treatment of the Mexican War includes a forgotten antiwar speech by Abraham Lincoln, as well as the senate7;s censure of President James Polk for having launched a war under false pretenses, and early protests by the war7;s opponents out of fear that it would help expand slavery.

Thomas E. Woods Jr. was born on August 1, 1972. He holds a BA degree in history from Harvard and his masters and PhD from Columbia University. He served as a history department faculty member at Suffolk County Community College in N.Y. until 2006 then moved on to resident scholar and senior faculty member of Ludwig Von Misses Institute in Alabama. He is a N.Y. Times bestselling author of 10 books such as Meltdown: A Free Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, The Economy Tanked and Government Bailout Will Make Things Worse and Nullification: How to resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. He has also written for several scholarly periodicals such as Historical Review and Investors Daily. He won the $50, 000 first prize in the Templeton Enterprise Awards for 2006 for his book The Church and The Market. He has been the associate editor for the Latin Mass magazine for 11 years. He has also appeared on MSNBC's Scarborough County and Bloomberg Television.

Introduction
The War of 1812
"The Draft Is Unconstitutional"
"What Republicanism Is This?"
"With Good Advice Make War"
"Thou Hast Done a Deed Whereat Valor Will Weep"
The Mexican War
"Annexation and War with Mexico Are Identical"
"The True Grandeur of Nations"
"Mean and Infamous"
"The Half-Insane Mumbling of a Fever Dream"
"This Is a War for Slavery"
"Address on War"
The Civil War
"The War Method of Peace"
"A Christian Appeal to the Confederacy"
"War or Constitution"
"Do Not Serve as a Chaplain"
"Gross, Shameless, Transparent Cheats"
The Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars
"A Peace Appeal to Labor"
"War Is Kind"
"The Conquest of the United States by Spain"
A Mother, "A Lament from Kentucky"
"The Pesky Anti-Imperialist"
"The Paralyzing Influence of Imperialism"
"The American Birthright and the Philippine Pottage"
World War I
"Wealth's Terrible Mandate"
"The People Do Not Want This War"
"The State"
"Strike Against War"
"Disarm and Have Peace: A Pacifist Plea to End War"
"The Subject Class Always Fights the Battles"
"If: A Mother to Her Daughter"
"Victory"
World War II
"Two Votes Against War: 1917 and 1941"
"Assumptions about War"
"Why We Refused to Register"
"Why I Refused to Register in the October 1940 Draft and a Little of What It Led To"
"I Think I'll Sit This One Out"
The Cold War
"A Turning Point in American History"
"The President Has No Right to Involve the United States in a Foreign War"
Dwight Eisenhower on the Military-Industrial Complex
"Those Who Protest: The Transformation of the Conservative Movement"
"Real Conservatives Don't Start Wars"
"War, Peace, and the State"
"Conservative Thoughts on Foreign Policy"
The Vietnam War
"Against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution"
"This Chamber Reeks of Blood"
"Let's Mind Our Own Business"
Divinity Students' Letter to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, 1967
"Fighting the Lamb's War: Skirmishes with the American Empire"
"The Verdict"
"Learning the Hard Way"
"Time on Target"
"Hunting"
"The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag"
Iraq and the War on Terror
"Against War with Afghanistan"
"We Stand Passively Mute"
"An Open Letter to My Fellow Veterans"
"I Lost My Son to a War I Oppose; We Were Both Doing Our Duty"
"Why Did Bush Destroy Iraq?"
"It's Mother's Day Again and We're Still at War"
"Inaugurating Endless War"
Resignation Letter
"Iraq Comes Home: Soldiers Share the Devastating Tales of War"
Americans Confront War
John Quincy Adams on U.S. Foreign Policy
"Mother's Day Proclamation"
"The Valuation of Human Life in War"
"Four Bloody Lies of War, from Havana 1898 to Baghdad 2003"
"The Glory of War"
"Put Away the Flags"
"War Is a Government Program"
"Reflections on War and Its Consequences"
"Left-Right Alliance Against War?"
Great Antiwar Films, A List by Butler Shaffer
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Index

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