Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts
Scandinavian writers on peace and war
Hans Christian Andersen: Art, not arms, rules the world. War, an allegory.
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson: All labor’s dread of war’s mad waste and murder
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson: I saw a dove fear-daunted
Georg Brandes: Selections on war
Georg Brandes: An Appeal Against Wholesale Murder
Georg Brandes: War, uninterrupted series of horrors, atrocities, and slaughter
Georg Brandes: The World at War
Georg Brandes: The Praise of War
Georg Brandes: Only officers and ammunition-makers wish war
Georg Brandes: Two million men held in readiness to exterminate each other
Georg Brandes: Wars waged by governments fronting for financial oligarchies
Georg Brandes: Abrupt about-face, the glorification of war
Georg Brandes: Giants of bloodshed; military staffs foster war
Georg Brandes: The future will look on war as the present looks on witchcraft, the Inquisition
Georg Brandes: War not fight for ideals but fight for concessions
Nordahl Grieg: War is contempt for life
Pentti Haanpää: War suits only such people as want to die
Ludvig Holberg: Military modesty and candor
Ellen Key: Overcoming the madness of a world at war
Pär Lagerkvist: If such a thing as war can end
Selma Lagerlöf: The Fifth Commandment. The Great Beast is War.
Selma Lagerlöf: The mark of death was on them all
Halldór Laxness: In war there is no cause except the cause of war. A bitter disappointment when it turned out they could defend themselves
Martin Andersen Nexø : From warlike giant to hysterical popinjay
August Strindberg: Progeny of soulless militarism
August Strindberg: What has become of the sacred promise of peace on our earth?
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