Pacifism As Pathology: Reflections On The Role Of Armed Struggle In North America by Ward ChurchillPacifism As Pathology: Reflections On The Role Of Armed Struggle In North America by Ward Churchill

Pacifism As Pathology: Reflections On The Role Of Armed Struggle In North America

byWard Churchill, Michael RyanForeword byDylan Rodríguez

Paperback | April 15, 2017

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Originally written during the mid-1980s, the seminal essay Pacifism as Pathology was prompted by veteran activist Ward Churchill’s frustration with what he diagnosed as a growing—and deliberately self-neutralizing—"hegemony of nonviolence” on the North American left. The essay’s publication unleashed a raging debate among activists in both the U.S. and Canada, a significant result of which was Michael Ryan’s penning of a follow-up essay reinforcing Churchill’s premise that nonviolence, at least as the term is popularly employed by white “progressives,” is inherently counterrevolutionary. This book challenges the pacifist movement's heralded victories, suggesting that their success was in spite of, rather than because of, their nonviolent tactics. Along with a preface by Ed Mead, postscripts by both Churchill and Ryan, and a new foreword by leading oppositionist intellectual Dylan Rodríguez, these essays are being released in a fresh edition.
Ward Churchill is a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and of the elders council of the original Rainbow Coalition. Among his two dozen books are Agents of Repression and The COINTELPRO Papers, both coauthored with Jim Vander Wall; A Little Matter of Genocide, and Acts of Rebellion. Michael Ryan is a Montréal-based translator a...
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Title:Pacifism As Pathology: Reflections On The Role Of Armed Struggle In North AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 15, 2017Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1629632244

ISBN - 13:9781629632247

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"The book's main thrust is to analyze and tear apart the ideology of pacifism, explaining how it is, in many ways, a counter-revolutionary ideology." —Irish Republican News