Every War has two Losers
For most of the 20th century, from WW I until his death in 1993, American poet and pacifist William Stafford remained convinced that wars don't work. In his poetry and other writings, he showed that it is crucial to think independently when fanatics act and to speak for reconciliation when nations take sides. This book collects the antiwar writings, journal excerpts, pacifist poems, interviews, and an account of his own near-hanging at the hands of American patriots. He assesses U.S. political habIt's and suggests that there are always alternative approaches to aggression. includes newly published excerpts from William Stafford's daily journal from 1951 to 1991.