David Swanson: War Is a Lie

Geupload op 8 aug 2011

David Swanson: War Is a Lie. Recorded July 20, 2011 as part of The Rutherford Institute’s Summer Speaker Series.

David Swanson is the author of War Is a Lie and Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union (Seven Stories Press, 2009) and of the introduction to The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush by Dennis Kucinich (2008). Swanson holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including press secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign, media coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association and three years as communications coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Swanson is Co-Founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, creator of ProsecuteBushCheney.org and Washington Director of Democrats.com, a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, the Backbone Campaign, Voters for Peace, and the Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution, and chair of the Robert Jackson Steering Committee.


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  1. https://www.politicos.co.uk/books/war-is-a-lie-paperback

    There is no such thing as an honest war. Every war ever fought has been sold to both sides as a fight between the forces of good and evil. Politicians are willing to tell any lie to ensure the public believe they are in the right and the enemy undeniably in the wrong. In War is a Lie, anti-war activist David Swanson deconstructs virtually every argument ever put forward in favour of war. Drawing on examples throughout history, including the Second World War and the Iraq War, he shows how politicians will use any excuse not simply to justify war but to continue it after the death toll has long since shown the utter futility of continuing with the bloodshed.
    Jeff Cohen, founder of FAIR and author of CABLE NEWS CONFIDENTIAL

    “I learn something new on every page…”
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    Colonel (retired) Ann Wright, author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience

    “War Is A Lie reveals decade after decade the sordid side of our history…”
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    Cynthia Wachtell, author of War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature 1861-1914

    “War Is A Lie is an important and compelling book…”
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    Nicolas J. S. Davies, Author of Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq

    “This book is every American’s best defense against the greatest danger we face as human beings: the threat of war.”
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    Dave Lindorff, journalist, author of The Case of Impeachment, and founder of the online newspaper ThisCan’tBeHappening!

    “This is a book that every American should read, especially those who think the United States is the good guy.

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