In the previous entries of this series I introduced to you a new expression of anti-militarism, militourism, gave some background information about what conscientious objection is and how it evolved, presented to you some of the different legislations existing in the world and the major issues concerning COs. In this final entry, drawing on some of the common questions directed to COs, I will note the significance of conscientious objection today.
The Courage of Peace:
The biggest questions that COs have faced to date is whether their ideals could ever become reality, i.e. whether the resistance to bear arms would bring wars to an end.
While describing conscientious objection, Margaret Levi ironically identifies it as "a weapon of protest" - it...