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On Peace and Conflict

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Books that challenge the mainstream when it comes to war and conflict
Disarming Conflict

Disarming Conflict

Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield
edition:eBook

Wars fought over the past quarter century have been a spectacular failure. The overwhelming majority end in military stalemate and are settled at the negotiating table, with the grievances that led to the war still unresolved. In Disarming Conflict famed peace activist Ernie Regehr shows that force cannot simply override or transcend the social, political, and economic realities of conflict.

War prevention, Regehr argues, is more successful when security policies address the conditions that most …

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Worth Fighting For

Worth Fighting For

Canada’s Tradition of War Resistance from 1812 to the War on Terror
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : peace, canadian, canada

Historians, veterans, museums, and public education campaigns have all documented and commemorated the experience of Canadians in times of war. But Canada also has a long, rich, and important historical tradition of resistance to both war and militarization. This collection brings together the work of sixteen scholars on the history of war resistance. Together they explore resistance to specific wars (including the South African War, the First and Second World Wars, and Vietnam), the ideology a …

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Warrior Nation

Warrior Nation

Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canada

Once known for peacekeeping, Canada is becoming a militarized nation whose apostles?-the New Warriors-?are fighting to shift public opinion. New Warrior zealots seek to transform postwar Canada's central myth-symbols. Peaceable kingdom. Just society. Multicultural tolerance. Reasoned public debate. Their replacements” A warrior nation. Authoritarian leadership. Permanent political polarization. The tales cast a vivid light on a story that is crucial to Canada's future; yet they are also compe …

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On Western Terrorism

On Western Terrorism

edition:eBook

In On Western Terrorism Noam Chomsky, world-renowned dissident intellectual, discusses Western power and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. The discussion weaves historical narrative with the two men’s personal experiences, which have led them to a life of activism.

Beginning with the New York newsstand where Chomsky first began his political education as a teenager, the discussion broadens out to the shifting forms of imperial control and the Western propagan …

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Unmanned

Unmanned

Drone Warfare and Global Security
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Drones have become the controversial new weapon of choice for the US military abroad.Unmanned details the causes and deadly consequences of this terrifying new development in warfare, and explores the implications for international law and global peace. Ann Rogers and John Hill argue that drones represent the first truly globalized technology of war. The book shows how unmanned systems are changing not simply how wars are fought, but the meaning of conflict itself. Providing an unparalleled acc …

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The Vimy Trap

The Vimy Trap

or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

The story of the bloody 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge is, according to many of today’s tellings, a heroic founding moment for Canada. This noble, birth-of-a-nation narrative is regularly applied to the Great War in general. Yet this mythical tale is rather new. “Vimyism”— today’s official story of glorious, martial patriotism—contrasts sharply with the complex ways in which veterans, artists, clerics, and even politicians who had supported the war interpreted its meaning over the decades …

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