ACDelco Radiators & Heating Components 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Shop Men's Watches Cloud Drive Photos nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Super Humanoids belkin All-New Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote Grocery Introducing Handmade Create an Amazon Wedding Registry Amazon Gift Card Offer wdftv wdftv wdftv  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Now Kids Halloween

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A good book in a good jacket. Prompt shipping. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Peace and Revolution: The Moral Crisis of American Pacifism Hardcover – April, 1988

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$8.42 $0.01

"Black Flags" by Joby Warrick
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick reveals how the strain of militant Islam, ISIS, spread from a remote Jordanian prison with the unwitting aid of American military intervention. Learn more | See related books

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Charging that American pacifism since the Vietnam War has lost its conscience by abandoning the principle of nonviolence, Lewy, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts, critiques four leading pacifist organizations: the American Friends Service Committee, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the War Resisters League and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. He contends that these groups are experiencing the same basic conflict between the ideal of nonviolence and that of liberating the oppressed, especially in the Third World. He accuses them of supporting Communist-dominated movements in Vietnam and Central and South America to the exclusion of such struggles as the Afghans' revolt against the Soviet Union. Lewy (America in Vietnam) further warns that the alliance of pacifists with New Left and antiwar groups gives them political and religious clout"peace at any price"that could endanger American interests.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Lewy is highly critical of American pacifism from 1965 to the present, arguing that it has lost the philosophical consistency and moral integrity it once possessed. Examining four prominent pacifist groupsthe Fellowship of Reconciliation, War Resister League, Women's International League of Peace and Freedom, and American Friends Service Committeehe concludes that they have abandoned their commitment to nonviolence because of hostility to American democracy and infatuation with Third World revolutions. Lewy points up serious moral and political questions about contemporary pacifism, but his prosecutorial tone and hard-line Cold War ideology make this less the sober, penetrating analysis the subject deserves and more a narrowly political polemic. Mel Piehl, Valparaiso Univ., Ind.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers