Bush's war brings uncertain times for peacemakers

Martinez, Demetria
April 2002
National Catholic Reporter;4/19/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 24, p18
This article focuses on U.S. President George W. Bush's war on terrorism which has brought tough times for peacemakers. According to the author, Bush's problem is that he is waging war not on specific criminals, but with "evil" in general. And demonology makes for irrational military policy. In Bush's worldview dissenters are soft on evildoers, and should be dealt with by curtailing civil rights. At this moment, the author further maintains, when activism is being mistaken for terrorism, peacemakers and peace-lovers need the right information and inspiration.


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