David Swanson: The More The US Spends On Weapons, The Less Safe We Are

War is terrorism with a bigger budget

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Jan. 23, 2018
January 29, 2018

RvTHEORY6 on Jan 22, 2018

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.


David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. War Is A Lie: Second Edition, published by Just World Books on April 5, 2016. I’ll come anywhere in the world to speak about it. Invite me! Support David’s work.

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18 thoughts on “David Swanson: The More The US Spends On Weapons, The Less Safe We Are

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  16. Let’s stop arguing, agreeing, and basically focusing on policy issues, and get to the core, which is interests and values. If we do that, we will find we need to get on with radical systemic and ATTITUDINAL changes.
    Check out the book, “Getting to Yes”.

  17. I believe David said explicitly, in one of his columns a few years ago, that he believes we do not need to change our economic system in order to end war. Does he still believe that?

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