C.S. Lewis On Pacifism

C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis

Daily Dabble in the Classics, C.S. Lewis

Only liberal societies tolerate Pacifists. In the liberal society, the number of Pacifists will either be large enough to cripple the state as a belligerent, or not. If not, you have done nothing. If it is large enough, then you have handed over the state which does tolerate Pacifists to its totalitarian neighbor who does not. Pacifism of this kind is taking the straight road to a world in which there will be no Pacifists.


TML recommends C.S. Lewis’, The Weight of Glory


Source: Excerpt from C.S. Lewis’, “The Weight of Glory: And Other Addresses,” Chapter 3, “Why I Am Not a Pacifist”, p. 65.


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