Pragmatic Pacifist: Devere Allen And The Interwar Peace Movement, 1918–1940

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Peace And Change


Devere Allen (1891–1955), a prominent pacifist and socialist, was a journalist, author, editor, and historian of peace movements. He championed the cause of nonviolent resistance to war and militarism, especially as an influential member of the Socialist Party of America in the 1930s. He was the founder of the No-Frontier News Service, a clearinghouse for the exchange of news and information about the international peace movement, which also communicated the peace philosophy to the wider community. Allen's articulate expression of his pacifist beliefs and his extensive organizational involvement made him a central figure in the peace movement in the years between the world wars.