Saturday, March 28, 2015

Book Notes: history of resistance to war

“Feeling some, ah, resistance about being part of Canada’s latest little war in some distant desert? Worth Fighting For will reassure you that Canadians have been resisting war and war fever for centuries. Prominent historians and younger scholars here explore everyone from Christian pacifists in the War of 1812 to today’s classroom school teachers seeking to interrogate war. Canada was forged by war resistance as well as by war.”
– Christopher Moore, writer and historian (
That's one of the back-cover blurbs for Worth Fighting For, a new collection of essays on "Canada's Tradition of War Resistance from 1812 to the War on Terror"  edited by Lara Campbell, Michael Dawson, and Catherine Gidney, published by Between the Lines press.

Ernie Regehr calls it a "new kind of Canadian war story -- the anti-war story."
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