Why World War II’s Greatest Generation Should Be Celebrated As Much For Its Pacifism As For Its Sacrifice in Battle ‹ Literary Hub


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In this episode, Andrew is joined by Daniel Akst, author of War by Other Means: The Pacifists of the Greatest Generation Who Revolutionized Resistance.

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A native New Yorker, Daniel Akst is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Slate, and other leading publications. He has written scores of book reviews over the years and was a board member of the National Book Critics Circle. He has been a Koret Fellow at the University of California (Berkeley) Graduate School of Journalism, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC, and a public policy fellow at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.

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