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 his review of Adam Hochschild’s To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 on History News Network; a reminder of the British and American war resisters (Bertrand Russell, Eugene V. Debs) who despised the wanton slaughter of WWI; the very late posthumous pardon of British soldiers in 2006, who were executing for refusing to fight; why its hard to differentiate good and evil in a war between competing empires; the difficulty of dissent in wartime when heads of state and popular opinion are pro-war; and the wisdom of Harry Browne.
MP3 here. (19:57)
Murray Polner is the author and editor of many books, including Peace, Justice, and Jews: Reclaiming Our Tradition and Branch Rickey: A Biography.