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Friday, February 06, 2009

Name Change for HAW: How About Historians for Peace (or Historians Against Empire)?

Thaddeus Russell suggests that we make it Historians Against the Wars. That change certainly has the virtue of simplicity and would be an improvement over the current name. Even better, IMHO, would be to change it to "Historians for Peace." Everyone claims to be for peace after all and this gets us past the pacifist v. non-pacifist issue. Besides, isn't it generally better to be seen as for, rather than against, something?

P.S. I just noticed after posting that some in HAW once considered the name, Historians Against Empire. That might even be better, and clearly more assertive, than Historians for Peace.


Blogger Thaddeus Russell said...

I vote for Historians Against Empire. It certainly describes me!

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