crasch (crasch) wrote,

Uprooting War

Professor Brian Martin's online text
examining the limitations of past anti-war efforts, as well as new
strategies for the future. From the introduction:

"This book is based
on the assumption that action to end war must come from individuals,
small groups and local communities, in short from the
grassroots. Grassroots action against war has a long and inspiring
history of protests, campaigns and initiatives. Unfortunately, most of
this activity has had little impact on military races because it has
relied on influencing elites, which is the least promising avenue for
such efforts. Moreover, many antiwar actions have been symbolic
protests with little connection with a long-term strategy to end
war. And the protests are mainly against symptoms of the problem, such
as nuclear weapons, rather than directly tackling the roots of modern

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