It’s a Really Good Time for an Anti-War Movement

First published February 17, 2017 in The Capital Times

If there is any consolation to be found in the election of President Trump, it is the opportunity to make anti-war protest great again. Most liberals/progressives were willing to overlook Hillary Clinton’s militaristic sympathies during the Democratic primary and in the national election. I certainly did, arguing that Clinton’s experience as a diplomat and the weight of presidential responsibility would likely temper her more aggressive side. And at least she would be a saner, less reckless commander in chief than any Republican alternative, particularly the guy they chose to nominate. Yet the hot-headed presidency of Donald Trump and Republican rule gives liberals a chance to unequivocally demand a peaceable U.S. foreign policy, now and in the future . . . please read the rest of my guest column at The Capital Times website.

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“Women dressed in red, white, and blue outfits with missiles strapped around their hips do cheers in the street as part of the September 24, 2005 anti-war protest in Washington DC. Source: The Schumin Web, September 24 Protests.” Photo By No machine-readable author provided. SchuminWeb assumed (based on copyright claims). [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
[also see “Make the Anti-War Movement Great Again” by Conor Friedersdorf  in The Atlantic on March 28, 2017]

 

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