Quotable War or Peace

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Author: Geoff Savage
Publisher: ROUNDHOUSE PUBLISHING GROUP
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 14 Sep 2006
Product Code: 9780920151570

From the current Iraq conflict back through two centuries of history, this volume showcases what has been said by politicians, poets, authors, philosophers and peace activists, and the military themselves - words of wisdom, folly, anger, love and more - on the topics of war and peace.

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"It takes two to make war." -- John F. Kennedy If the pen is mightier than the sword then this book is a weapon of mass instruction. Quotable War or Peace is a mix of opinions from the past and present. Provocative and impassioned. Offensive and defensive. These quotes have been collected from a wide range of soldiers, statesmen, clergy, thinkers, pacifists, and entertainers. The partial list of famous and infamous include: Winston Churchill George S. Patton Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Albert Einstein Neville Chamberlain George Clooney Adolf Hitler From the ancient philosophers to modern celebrities, Quotable War or Peace quotes the quotable. Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons weighing in with, "It's the old who get us into war; it's the young who end up in body bags." Malcolm X reflects that, "Revolution is bloody, revolution is hostile, revolution knows no compromise, and revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way." Also included is the folk wisdom of traditional proverbs including this one from Russia, "A bad peace is better than a good war." Agree or disagree, Quotable War or Peace is a lively read that is certain to create vigorous debate.

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