War Or Peace

It was a huge, vibrant exclamation point on a fraught and confusing week. After politicians traded barbs across the Atlantic, and Hans Blix swathed Iraq's secret weapons in even-handed ambiguities at the United Nations, across Europe — across the world — millions marched on Saturday with one bright cause: No War.

In London, police estimated 750,000 protesters and organizers claimed 2 million. Either way it made this the largest protest in the country's history. The mood was undoubtedly serious, but also good-humored and exuberant. Along the route to Hyde Park there were families, dogs wearing antiwar T shirts,...

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