Pacifism

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What hath pacifism wrought?

Thomas Sowell's piece is
very clear on the subject!



Tags

  1. pacifism
  2. anti-war
  3. war
  4. thomas sowell

Comments


Seth says
source: Thomas Sowell
One of the many failings of our educational system is that it sends out into the world people who cannot tell rhetoric from reality. They have learned no systematic way to analyze ideas, derive their implications and test those implications against hard facts.
(emphasis mine)
What is interesting to note is that Thomas Sowell offers no "systematic way to analyze ideas" either.  Rather he just cherry picks examples.  It seems to me that this is the same kind of rhetoric that he accuses the pacifism movement. 


Mark de LA says
Thomas Sowell is a commentator.  It is the schools that are supposed to offer the systematic way to analyze ideas.  The school system is failing in one of it's primary tasks - teaching the students how to think, not what to think! Some teachers are doing the exact opposite.


Mark de LA says
M 2006-07-22 11:20:58 3988
source: ... Rather he just cherry picks examples.
...Well, there are too many wars to get them all in a single article. So what war do you know of that disproves his assertion that pacifism brings wars not peace ? Where has pacifism created peace ? And indeed, what's so great about peace? One can continually have peace if one never resists & always follows the aggressor's will.
Actually it's worse than that because one will have the trappings of war such as death, subjugation, corruption of absolute power & stuff that is just as ugly as war. Even Jesus got nailed.

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