Antimilitarism


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Antimilitarism

See also Peace, Peacemaking.
All Quiet on the Western Front
unromanticized novel of WWI and its unsung heroes. [Ger. Lit.: All Quiet on the Western Front]
Arjuna
called upon by duty to be a warrior, he refuses to join the fratricidal battle. [Hindu Lit.: The Bhagavad-Gita in Benét, 103]
Arms and the Man
satirizes romantic view of war. [Br. Lit.: Arms and the Man]
Farewell to Arms, A
novel of lovers who flee from war’s horrors. [Am. Lit.: A Farewell to Arms]
Quakers
known for service to peace. [Am. Hist.: EB, 7: 743–745]
Sherston, George
refuses to continue taking part in a war being wrongfully prolonged. [Br. Lit.: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer in Magill I, 579]
Undershaft, Barbara
fights her father’s involvement in munitions manufacture. [Br. Drama: Shaw Mayor Barbara in Magill III, 617]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Japan's pacifism and deep-rooted antimilitarism developed over the post-war period would adequately account for this unique finding.
In terms of theme, the two did not differ greatly: antimilitarism was the dominant note throughout the war.
Lest we forget the force of antimilitarism among both active-duty G.I.s and veterans of the American War in Vietnam, we will have to keep returning to the work of people who, like Chaim Shatan and Ron Kovic, remind us of the therapeutic value--to both the individual soldier and the nation at large--of dissent and of resistance to irrational undemocratic authority.
I DISAGREED with every point from Margaret Braithwaite's 'antimilitarism' missive (letters, October 8) except her final one: Keir Hardie's legacy "must never be forgotten." Yes, it should be a warning from the grave.
The accepted performance of conservatism halted where libertarians became hostile to religion, where antistatism became antimilitarism, where libertarianism and libertinism became indistinguishable.
Miller, From Revolutionaries to Citizens: Antimilitarism in France, 1870-1914 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002), pp194-196.
She notes that women journalists and political activists voiced their antimilitarism publically and forcefully, and, in fact, calls their involvement "il protagonismo delle donne nella scena culturale e politica" (25).
First, his Quaker antimilitarism, hardened by the horror he witnessed during World War I, caused him to detest "the direct of indirect fostering of the belief that war is ennobling to a nation, ...
Thring, headmaster at Uppingham, turned sport into a curricular device for bringing out the talent in every boy; Bowen, housemaster at Harrow, distinguished himself by his opposition to Jingoism and by his antimilitarism, and Lyttelton, at Haileybury and then Eton, was a convinced pacifist, who in 1915 was obliged to resign after having suggested that a peace treaty should be agreed.
Prantl and Nakano are correct that the Japanese have a stronger commitment to "human security," (26) than to R2P per se, and they rightly link this preference for human security to the Japanese commitment to antimilitarism. (27) But we note that Japan's feedback in global discussions on R2P has not been characterized by contestation, but rather by repeated affirmation of principled support.
"It should be fairly big and will hopefully include all sorts of highprofile names from the world of antimilitarism.