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Warriors, Peacemakers and the Embarrassing Question of Love: A Peaceniks Memoir of the 1991 Gulf War Jack Preston King

Warriors, Peacemakers and the Embarrassing Question of Love: A Peaceniks Memoir of the 1991 Gulf War

Jack Preston King

Published March 17th 2010
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A touching memoir of antiwar protest and awakening during the brief 1991 Gulf War.[Excerpt]I didnt have any other example by which to explain my belief that peace was not attained by stopping war, but by learning to love and value our fellow humanMoreA touching memoir of antiwar protest and awakening during the brief 1991 Gulf War.[Excerpt]I didnt have any other example by which to explain my belief that peace was not attained by stopping war, but by learning to love and value our fellow human beings. The 1960s dropout counterculture was the only example I knew of a mass scale, American attempt to create communities of peace and love in the midst of war.Of this I was certain: To meet the violent hysteria of war with an equally hysterical peace movement could only stir the pot, could only create an irreconcilable Us-Them situation. As with the war, there would have to be winners and losers. It would be a political, ideological struggle that could only breed greater violence. But to meet a hysterical world with love, with an open heart and a willingness to understand and include, might eventually bring a lasting peace, an Us-Us situation in which everybody won. And to be so idealistic, so Utopian, was embarrassing...