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100 Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

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100 Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts
Aeschylus: Ares, father of tears, mows the field of man
Conrad Aiken: Vast symphonic dance of death
Richard Aldington: Pools and ponds of blood, the huge black dogs of hell
Amiel on war
Leonid Andreyev: The Red Laugh
Aristides on the two types of war: Bad and worse
Arrian: Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and the fate of conquerors
Henri Barbusse: Under Fire
Julien Benda: Military mysticism
Ambrose Bierce: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
James Boswell: On War
Randolph Bourne: The War and the Intellectuals
Georg Brandes: An Appeal Against Wholesale Murder
Bertolt Brecht: German Miserere
Karel Ä'apek: The War with the Newts
Coleridge: All our dainty terms for fratricide
Joseph Conrad: Men go mad in protest against "peculiar sanity" of war
Homo homini lupus: William Cowper on war and man's inhumanity to man
Stephen Crane: War Is Kind
Austin Dobson: Before Sedan
John Dos Passos: Three Soldiers
1862: Dostoevsky on the new world order
Theodore Dreiser and Smedley Butler: War is a Racket
Georges Duhamel: The Fleshmongers, War's Winnowing Basket
EÃ a de Queiroz: Afghanistan
Erasmus: The Complaint of Peace
Fichte: The inexorable law of universal peace
Gustave Flaubert and George Sand: Monstrous conflicts of which we have no idea; warfare suppressed or civilization perishes
Anatole France on war
Vsevolod Garshin: Four Days
Andrà Gide: Transformation of a war supporter
William Godwin: Inventions of a barbarous age, deluging provinces with blood
Maxim Gorky on Romain Rolland, war and humanism
Robert Graves: Recalling War
Thomas Hardy: All-Earth-gladdening Law of Peace, war's apology wholly stultified
Nathaniel Hawthorne on war: Drinking out of skulls till the Millennium
William Hazlitt: Systematic patrons of eternal war
Herodotus: No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace
Alexander Herzen: War and "international law"
Hesiod: Lamentable works of Ares lead to dank house of Hades
Friedrich HÃ lderlin: Celebration of Peace
William Dean Howells: Spanish Prisoners of War
Victor Hugo: The face of Cain, hunters of men, sublime cutthroats
Aldous Huxley: Rhetorical devices used to conceal fundamental absurdity and monstrosity of war
William James: The Moral Equivalent of War
Samuel Johnson on war
Ellen Key: Overcoming the madness of a world at war
Karl Kraus: The Last Days of Mankind
La Bruyà re on the lust for war
Sidney Lanier: Death in Eden
D.H. Lawrence: All modern militarism is foul
Halldà r Laxness: In war there is no cause except the cause of war. A bitter disappointment when it turned out they could defend themselves
Richard Le Gallienne: The Illusion of War
Sinclair Lewis: It Can("t) Happen Here
Livy: On the political utility of starting unprovoked wars
Jack London: War
Lucan: Over all the world you are victorious and your soldiers die
Lucian: War propaganda and its hyperbole
Bernard Mandeville: How to induce men to kill and die
Josà Martà : Oscar Wilde on war and aesthetics
Roger Martin du Gard: From Nobel Prize in Literature speech
Edgar Lee Masters: The Philippine Conquest
Herman Melville: Trophies of Peace
George Meredith: On the Danger of War
William Morris: Protecting the strong from the weak, selling each other weapons to kill their own countrymen
Nikolai Nekrasov: In War
Alfred Noyes: The Wine Press
Vladimir Odoevsky: City without a name, system with one
Kenzabur... ...'e: Categorical imperative to renounce war forever
Wilfred Owen: Arms and the Boy and Disabled
Pascal on war: An assassin if he kills in his own country, a hero if in another
Harold Pinter: Art, Truth and Politics
Plutarch: On war and its opponents
Salvatore Quasimodo: In every country a cultural tradition opposes war
Arthur Rimbaud: Evil
Romain Rolland: Above The Battle
Carl Sandburg: Ready to Kill
George Santayana on war and militarism
Albert Schweitzer: On nuclear weapons in NATO's hands
Seneca on war: Deeds punished by death when committed by individuals praised when carried out by generals
Militarist myopia: George Bernard Shaw's Common Sense About the War
Juvenilia: Percy Bysshe Shelley on war
Sophocles: War the destroyer
Robert Southey: The Battle of Blenheim
Stephen Spender: Ultima Ratio Regum
Stendhal and Byron: Military leprosy; fronts of brass and feet of clay
Jonathan Swift on war
Thucydides: Admonitions against war
Alexei Tolstoy: The one incontestable result was dead bodies
Leo Tolstoy: Two Wars and Carthago Delenda Est
Kurt Tucholsky: The White Spots
Mark Twain: The War Prayer
Lesya Ukrainka: Do you understand that word called war?
Paul Vaillant-Couturier: The Song of Craonne
Paul Valà ry on global conflicts, Europe governed by American commission
Voltaire: War
Franz Werfel: To a Lark in War-Time
Oscar Wilde: Antidote to war
Edward Young: Draw the murd'ring sword to give mankind a single lord
Arnold Zweig: Education Before Verdun

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Rick Rozoff has been involved in anti-war and anti-interventionist work in various capacities for forty years. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Is the manager of the Stop NATO international email list at:
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