Giving Peace a Chance

A new antiwar movement is mobilizing, but it is not like the one that protested U.S. involvement in Vietnam

Americans are notoriously impatient with foreign adventures, so perhaps it was just a matter of time before doubts about going to war with Iraq spread from the coffee shops and op-ed pages into the mainstream. In the past few weeks a spattering of antiwar vigils and thinly manned marches has grown in size and fervor. There is still a long way to go before a million people march on Washington -- but the voices of dissent can now be heard, and often from unlikely sources.

For all the sentimental reveries and tie-dyed rhetoric employed by such veteran protesters as Ramsey Clark...

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