Wars of words: Stephen Cox explores through fiction

‘The cogs in the real war machine are human.’

'People are capable of atrocity but they can also change.' | Photo: by Mykola Makhlai on Unsplash

The pacifist case is based on the belief in redemption, and that the way of non-violence has power to change the human heart. But systems of aggression can be very resistant to such a change. Even Mohandas Gandhi is said to have questioned whether non-violent resistance to Hitler would have worked.

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