Jensen, Derrick

Derrick Jensen
13 August 2011Feature

PN interviews critic of pacifism, Derrick Jensen.

Over the last few years there has been a growing critique in the West of committed nonviolence (see the G8 article on the Wales page). There are now at least three English-language books whose main purpose is to criticise nonviolence.

The key text is Ward Churchill's Pacifism as Pathology (1986) which has had a number of responses, including by George Lakey (available online).

The latest addition is Peter Gelderloos's How Nonviolence Protects the State (…