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Andrew Young is a senior history major at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky, where he won the Powell Peace Award in 2004.


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Columns by Andrew Young

The Myth of 'Just' War
Andrew Young 2005-03-24 16:00
When he refused to return to Iraq , claiming conscientious objector status, Sgt. Kevin Benderman helped intensify debate over America 's war in Iraq . Understandably, after Benderman and several others not only refused to return to Iraq , but rejected war entirely, many are wondering if America should continue its war there. After all, if the war is so horrible that some of its participants no...
Patriotism: Rationality's Worst Enemy
Andrew Young 2005-01-24 16:00
The great Eighteenth Century English writer Samuel Johnson once called patriotism 'the last refuge of a scoundrel,' and his words have withstood the test of time. Scoundrels in Washington and their defenders utilize patriotism to silence their critics and discourage rational debate.
What America Should Learn from 'King Arthur'
Andrew Young 2005-01-17 16:00
Unlike other recent historical movies'like Oliver Stone's empire-promoting Alexander'Antoine Fuqua's King Arthur paints a negative portrait of imperialism, as historian H. Arthur Scott Trask has pointed out.
A Case for Conscientious Objection
Andrew Young 2005-01-10 16:00
In George W. Bush's America , few are willing to call themselves conscientious objectors. Often, when I tell someone I am one, they ask how I could oppose any resort to war. The answer is less complex than one might think. In fact, my objection to war rests mostly on principles upon which most Americans agree. Americans who believe in the sanctity of human life and that it should only be...
The Myth of Inevitable War
Andrew Young 2005-01-05 16:00
In his book The Pity of War, British historian Niall Ferguson demolishes the myth that uncontrollable forces, primarily militarism, led to the outbreak of World War I. After the war, British politicians like Sir Edward Grey, in an effort to cover their backsides, tried to argue that the world was destined for war; no one could have prevented it.