A Peaceful Superpower: Lessons from the World's Largest Antiwar Movement
Journal of Peace Education
Book review of "A peaceful superpower: lessons from the world’s largest antiwar movement", by David Cortright, How We Almost Stopped the Illegal Invasion of Iraq Trying to stop a superpower with leadership bent on invading another country is an enormous and arguably futile task; from the ancient empires until modern military behemoths, when the rulers decide to invade, so far, they always have. David Cortright documents the lessons learned from the largest antiwar movement in human history, the months of global efforts to stop the Bush-Cheney White House from the illegal, ill-advised, illogical invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Cortright was a peace activist before becoming a peace scholar and notes, ‘Mine is not a detached ivory tower stance’ (p. 2). One problematic conclusion of Cortright’s is based on one factual omission and one correct but insufficient argument.
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Hastings, T. (2023). A peaceful superpower: lessons from the world’s largest antiwar movement: by David Cortright, New York NY: New Village Press, 2023, 240 pp., US 89(hardback),US 22.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1613322031.