The twelfth chapter of The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace contains former Vice President Henry Wallace’s 1946 essay Are We Only Paying Lip Service to Peace?. Wallace ran for President on the Progressive Party line in 1948 campaigning in support of integration, equal voting rights, single-payer universal healthcare, and peaceful relations with the Soviet Union.
Like Camus’ Neither Victims nor Executioners of the same year, Wallace is concerned that World War II allies — the US and USSR — were heading straight into a third world war. Possibly the first — and last — nuclear war. His views are fueled by US dollars being aimed at buying weapons rather than backing its words of peace. Continue reading Wallace’s Are We Only Paying Lip Service to Peace?