War Is A Lie, published by Just World Books, help us do that by refuting every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, and focusing on violent conflicts that have been most widely defended as just and good. This is a handbook of sorts, an engaging, always informative manual that can be used to debunk future lies before the wars they’re deployed to justify have any chance to begin. For this edition of the book, the original 2010 version has been updated and expanded with material on lessons from the United States’s most recent wars, more pointers on what can be done to end war making, and an epilogue that analyzes new trends in war lying and in resistance to it. No one to whom you give this book can claim they haven’t been warned!
Testimonials for War Is A Lie, including a couple from GDPR talk hosts:
“A terrific tool for recognizing and resisting war lies before it’s too late.” — Daniel Ellsberg.
“David Swanson, a dynamic and powerful anti-war writer, speaker and organizer, provides a sharp and critically important update in this expanded edition of War Is a Lie. Swanson eloquently demonstrates both how people power prevailed in stopping the US drive to war in Syria and Iran and the immensity of the work still to be done to demilitarize our society and put an end to permanent warfare. Elucidating, lively, and thought-provoking, War Is a Lie is a must-read for all Americans who bear responsibility for the actions of our government both and home and abroad which are eviscerating human rights.” — Josh Ruebner, author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.
“May be the most comprehensive antiwar statement available in the English language.” — Kevin Young, journalist.
“David Swanson is a truth-teller and witness-bearer whose voice and action warrant our attention.” — Cornel West.
“David Swanson is the most consistently great writer of this generation.” — Jean Athey, peace activist.
“If you are committed to ending warand teaching peace, you need David Swanson’s book, you just do.” — Natalie Davis, journalist, broadcaster, peace activist.
“The world needs more true advocates of democracy like David Swanson!” — Thom Hartmann, author, radio host.
Listen to Thom Hartmann tell a caller he needs to read this book: mp3.
“David Swanson predicates his belief that nonviolence can change the world on careful research and historical analysis.” — Kathy Kelly, author, peace activist.
“David Swanson is a longtime friend and one of my personal heroes because he is relentlessly and uncompromisingly against war. This is an important book that dispels any myths about ‘good wars.'” — Cindy Sheehan, peace activist, author, talk show host.
“Our times cry out for a smart, witty and courageous Populist who hasn’t forgotten how to play offense. Luckily we have David Swanson.” — Mike Ferner, author, peace activist, veteran.
In time for the new book’s release, David notes that while he prefers independent booksellers to Amazon, it upset him to find that the top politics and government books on the internet bookseller’s website include no books promoting peace but do include one from a presidential candidate who promotes violence, Donald Trump.
“You can get a copy and give the book a big boost by helping to put it at the top of the charts on Amazon if you buy it here today,” David wrote. “Let’s shake up the list!”
You can score a free copy of War Is A Lie: Make a donation to the station by May 5, 2016, and your name will be entered into a raffle for a copy of David’s new book.