Saying NO to War: A Double Book Launch of Anti-War Titles

Title: Saying NO to War: A Double Book Launch of Anti-War Titles
Location: The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St.
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Description: 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?

Join Stephen Dale, author of Noble Illusions and Sarah Hipworth, co-editor of Let Them Stay to discuss these questions. The event will be moderated by Matthew Behrens of Homes Not Bombs.

Brought to you by Homes Not Bombs, Toronto Action for Social Change and OPIRG-Guelph. For more information contact: [email protected]

Noble Illusions: Young Canada Goes to War (Fernwood Books) 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 (Iguana Press) 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.
Start Time:  7:30 pm
Date: 2014-11-24
End Time:  9:00