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DOUBLE Book Launch
Let Them Stay
Tuesday, November 25
27 King William Street
Saying No to War: Double Book Launch Homegrown Hamilton Tuesday, November 25, 6:30 PM
What are the mythologies that entice young people to go to war? How has propaganda—and our national myths of war and peace—changed in the years since the mass slaughter of World War One? Have we learnt anything after a century of mechanized warfare and mass carnage?
Those are among the questions up for consideration at Homegrown Hamilton on November 25 at 6:30 pm. The event is moderated by Matthew Behrens, of Homes Not Bombs, and focuses on two recent books.
Noble Illusions: Young Canada Goes to War is the latest book by Ottawa writer Stephen Dale. It examines the power of pro-war propaganda that inspired young Canadians to enlist in World War One. Dale argues that there are attempts underway to revive the same kind of unquestioning patriotism today.
Let them Stay deals with events taking place almost a century since the end of “the war to end all wars.” Sarah Hipworth is co-editor of a volume that looks deeply into the role of human conscience and moral judgment in an age of warfare that remains mostly hidden from public view. Let Them Stay introduces us to people who have made great personal sacrifices to oppose contemporary, remote-controlled wars that continue to cause immense human suffering.
Petition: Withdraw from the US-led coalition for war in Iraq and Syria!
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