War and Pacifism

in Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

Published by Liverpool University Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9781846310256
Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781846312557 | DOI:
War and Pacifism

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This chapter discusses the pacifist sentiment that manifested in Britain during the interwar years. Socio-political pacifism is considered as a major recruiting ground for anarchism, a pure pacifism being perceived as inadequate and war inextricably linked to the State, government, authority and hierarchy. The chapter examines well-known anarchist writers who later became pacifists. One example is Herbert Read, who eventually became an advocate of Gandhian non-violence.

Keywords: pacifist; pacifism; anarchism; socio-political pacifism; war; Herbert Read; Gandhian non-violence

Chapter.  5100 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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