William A. McCartney

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Letters: Violence and Truth

by William A. McCartney 04-01-2015

In “A History of (Non)Violence” (March 2015), Lisa Sharon Harper provides important insights into how the word “violence” is sometimes misused. She’s right. To call the Montgomery bus boycott “violence” because it created economic hardship for the bus company is a stretch. Her concerns also prompt me to see violence in the growth of Israeli walls that separate Palestinian homes from their crop land.