Ooops! And what would ‘Remembrance Day’ be without a bit of remembering: WAR STORIES — David Swanson | World Beyond War

Taking Sides

Source: HUNTER OF STORIES

by David Swanson, World Beyond War

HUNTER OF STORIES

The late Eduardo Galeano’s forthcoming book, Hunter of Stories, has five or ten sentences on each page — each page a tiny story, their combination engaging and powerful. Galeano includes the story of a war resister who chose to die rather than kill, and that of an Iraqi who foretold and pre-grieved the 2003 looting of the National Museum, also the story of former drone pilot Brandon Bryant who quit after killing a child and being lied to that the child had been a dog, not to mention the story of the World War I Christmas truces. These are all true stories, some new and some familiar, all well documented elsewhere, but Galeano doesn’t bother with the documentation here. He simply tells the stories — extremely simply, he tells the stories. He inspires me to…

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2 Responses to Ooops! And what would ‘Remembrance Day’ be without a bit of remembering: WAR STORIES — David Swanson | World Beyond War

  1. beetleypete says:

    A long read, but some excellent points.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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