by Jim Corbett Pima Meeting ( Tucson AZ), and Sanctuary
Facing Social Revolution sets forth the basic choices confronting those who would serve love rather than violence. Extensive experience, painstaking study, unflinching honesty, and clear Quaker insight underpin Jack Powelson's challenge to the current commonplaces of coercion. His plain speech about war's new clothes is particularly refreshing, in view of the reluctance of Quakers to question the validity of the latest "just war" mythology.
And now that he mentions it, doesn't the newest champion look remarkably like old Moloch,* once again masquerading as a fashionable cause? Whatever revolutionary new styles it assumes, "just war" morality still cloaks the rule of violence.
If I were asked to recommend to Quakers a single title for social concerns discussion groups, this book would be it. Our peace testimony is at issue.____________________