Scott Horton Interviews Murray Polner
Murray Polner, co-editor of We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now, discusses the ritualistic paeans to militarism embedded in American sporting events, the curse of conservative and liberal hawks, the fickle and fleeting nature of American antiwar activism and how Randolph Bourne‘s refrain “War is the health of the State” has become a truism.
MP3 here. (20:26)
Murray Polner is the author and editor of many books, including Peace, Justice, and Jews: Reclaiming Our Tradition and Branch Rickey: A Biography.