Peace Activism: What Is It Good For?

Assessing the Peace Movement's Influence

Andrew J. Bacevich

From time to time over the past decade, I’ve visited precincts that I might once have considered alien territory. More specifically, I’ve spoken to any number of antiwar groups.

Recently I visited with one such group in Maine. Those in attendance reflected the standard “peace & justice” demographic. For starters, they were almost...

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About the Author

Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of history and international relations at Boston University. His new book is Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country. R. Scott Appleby, director of the Kroc Center for Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, is co-editor of Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics and Praxis.