“Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” is the Peace Song of the Day for 10/23/2011. This song is from the movie and musical “My Fair Lady”. That show was based on the play Pygmalian, by George Bernard Shaw, which has some interesting observations on class and privilege.
You can fine the words to “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 113.
The discussion in this chapter is, unfortunately, as modern as the Duke’s recent Facebook discussion with childhood schoolmates. The other participants in the discussion brought up every possible reason why the war they opposed is an acceptable course of action. The lesser evil. The corruption of money in politics. The current state of affairs. The Duke kept returning the discussion to the phrase that ends the selection from Emerson’s essay, and serves as this paragraph’s pull quote. Continue reading Power of Nonviolence Emerson War: Peace Book Chapter 3 10/3/11→