Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America. Michael Ryan Ward Churchill.

Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America

PM Press, February 2017. Paper Back. New. Item #175908
ISBN: 1629632244

Originally written during the mid-1980s, the seminal essay Pacifism as Pathology was prompted by veteran activist Ward Churchill's frustration with what he diagnosed as a growing--and deliberately self-neutralizing---hegemony of nonviolence- on the North American left. The essay's publication unleashed a raging debate among activists in both the U.S. and Canada, a significant result of which was Michael Ryan's penning of a follow-up essay reinforcing Churchill's premise that nonviolence, at least as the term is popularly employed by white -progressives, - is inherently counterrevolutionary. This book challenges the pacifist movement's heralded victories, suggesting that their success was in spite of, rather than because of, their nonviolent tactics. Along with a preface by Ed Mead, postscripts by both Churchill and Ryan, and a new foreword by leading oppositionist intellectual Dylan Rodriguez, these essays are being released in a fresh edition.

Signed by Churchill at the Little Five Points Community Center on the 7th of June. A Cappella Books was the official bookseller.

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