Waging Peace: Reflections on Peace and War from an Unconventional Woman

Anne Deveson


Waging Peace: Reflections on Peace and War from an Unconventional Woman

Waging Peace: Reflections on Peace and War from an Unconventional Woman

  • Title: Waging Peace: Reflections on Peace and War from an Unconventional Woman
  • Author: Anne Deveson
  • ISBN: 9781743310038
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover



Looking back on a long and active life, Anne Deveson draws on a rich vein of experiences in public and private life to reflect on what made her the bold social commentator she became Central among her lifelong preoccupations have been the questioning of war, and the promotion of peace Deveson tells of her childhood blown apart by World War II in bombed Britain, then invaLooking back on a long and active life, Anne Deveson draws on a rich vein of experiences in public and private life to reflect on what made her the bold social commentator she became Central among her lifelong preoccupations have been the questioning of war, and the promotion of peace Deveson tells of her childhood blown apart by World War II in bombed Britain, then invaded Malaya, to become a refugee in Australia Of going back to Europe to see the heavy shadow of war there, and on her own family to read de Beauvoir, hitchhike, love, and decide to be a journalist Returning to Australia, she built a career unusual in the 1960s for a young mother as a provocative commentator on issues of social justice and equality, and as a member of the trailblazing and controversial Commission into Human Rights she argued passionately for the disadvantaged We also share with her, through dramatic filming experiences in Africa, horror at the traumas of conflict and the need to understand its resolution We share her insight into human yearning for peaceful space in which ordinary family life may be lived often taken for granted, too often lost Deveson s unique voice, her humor, and humility shine through this memoir of experiences and ideas She argues persuasively, and hopefully, that, were we to wage peace with all the resources and vigour that we wage war, we could win peace, and keep it.


Recent Comments "Waging Peace: Reflections on Peace and War from an Unconventional Woman"

Anne Deveson is a national living treasure, who has spent her life doing extraordinary good deeds for public good with good grace, good humour and a passion that comes from a place of great decency. There is much to learn in this book and much to contemplate about how peace may be achieved, what individuals can do. The book for me is not well-written. It feels more like the labour of love of a grandmother writing for her grandchildren. Which is lovely. The style is oddly old-fashioned and simpli [...]

An eye opening read about the importance of focussing on peace and not treating it as the absence of war. We should be looking at peace as a way of living and thinking and behaving. Anne's openness to sharing her personal life is extraordinary and her passion for everything she believes in she commits to. She truly is a woman who walks the walk and talks the talk.

the memoir part of this was wonderful - what an amazing life, and beautifully written - but the meditations on peace by philosophers was dreary and forced. Which is a pity. I'm sure they could be integrated in more compelling ways.

Anne Deveson is a wise and wonderful person with a writing style that is engaging and accessible. Highly recommended.

A thought provoking book that highlights the significance of the pursuit of peace and the sheer madness of war.

Very interesting. I would have loved a more in depth autobiography as her life and views have been so engaging.

Ok, didn't really have anything to say that no reasonable person doesn't think or know already. Did enjoy reading her packed life experiences, a very interesting, charismatic woman.


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