>Roszak on the Failure of Peace and Violence

In his peace reader, Peace through Strength, Colman McCarthy shares this quote by Ted Roszak:

I despair to see so many radicals turn to violence as a proof of their militancy and commitment. It is heart-breaking to see all the old mistakes being made all over again. The usual pattern seems to be that people give nonviolence two weeks to solve their problem…and then decide it has ‘failed.’ Then they go on with violence for the next hundred years…and it seems never to ‘fail’ and be rejected.

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