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- n. Pacifism.
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- n. General ethical opposition to war or violence.
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- n. the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
- n. the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
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Is that the resource equivalent of Heinlein’s observation in Starship Troopers that peace achieved through pacificism is impossible because any culture that practices it will soon be wiped out by those who don’t? —
As for "pacificism": Canadians support talks with Taliban: poll
W.r had naturally produced its machinery for dealing with dissenters, sympathizers with the enemy, and those who deprecated or opposed war altogether; and it was the easiest thing in the world to extend the repression to those who held exceptional or unpopular views, like the Socialists and members of the I.W.W. It was plausible to charge these associations with being under the guidance of foreigners, with "pacificism" and a general tendency to disloyalty.
Under the legislation, people with philosophical views such as pacificism and humanism could also seek protection from discrimination.
Mostly, however, I check myself out of some sense of pacificism or diplomacy which often leaves me feeling like a coward.
They gave your generous spirit another name—pacificism….
The agent's report, described as "results of investigation of Pittsburgh antiwar activity," characterized the Merton Center as a "left-wing organization advocating, among many political causes, pacificism [sic]," according to the IG report.
At the Alamo, where Nugent told the crowd to "take a breath of the blood in the air," Beck's sudden pacificism was a major downer.
A lot of "anti-war protestors" are actually anti-Bush protesters and lack consistency on a position they say matters, i.e. pacificism.
The wooden sword represented their religious pacificism.