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Draw Your Weapons

Sarah Sentilles

A single book might not change the world. But this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world—and that makes all the difference. "How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperiled world?" Through a dazzling combination of memoir, history, reporting, visual culture, literature, and theology, Sarah Sentilles offers an impassioned defense of life lived by peace and principle. It is a literary collage with an urgent hope at its core: that art might offer tools for remaking the world. In Draw Your Weapons, Sentilles tells the true stories of Howard, a conscientious objector during World War II, and Miles, a former prison guard at Abu Ghraib, and in the process she challenges conventional thinking about how war is waged, witnessed, and resisted. The pacifist and the soldier both create art in response to war: Howard builds a violin; Miles paints portraits of detainees. With echoes of Susan Sontag and Maggie Nelson, Sentilles investigates images of violence from the era of slavery to the drone age. In doing so, she wrestles with some of our most profound questions: What does it take to inspire compassion? What impact can one person have? How should we respond to violence when it feels like it can't be stopped? Advance praise for Draw Your Weapons "With a stunning weave of ideas and images, Sarah Sentilles shows us the world we've broken, and she shows us how soldiers, prisoners, artists, thinkers-all of us-are, piece by piece, repairing it. Fearless, stirring, rhythmic, this book pulses with energy and is full of insights, dark yet ultimately hopeful."—Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City "Draw Your Weapons is as much about peace as it is about war; it is as much about life as it is about death. Sarah Sentilles, with her passionate, clear-eyed prose and her brilliant, generous mind, confronts us with the realities of standing idly by in a world that urgently needs voices of pea

A single book might not change the world. But this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world—and that makes all the difference. "How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperiled world?" Through a dazzling combination of memoir, history, reporting, visual culture, literature, and theology, Sarah Sentilles offers an impassioned defense of life lived by peace and principle. It is a literary collage with an urgent hope at its core: that art might offer tools for remaking the world. In Draw Your Weapons, Sentilles tells the true stories of Howard, a conscientious objector during World War II, and Miles, a former prison guard at Abu Ghraib, and in the process she challenges conventional thinking about how war is waged, witnessed, and resisted. The pacifist and the soldier both create art in response to war: Howard builds a violin; Miles paints portraits of detainees. With echoes of Susan Sontag and Maggie Nelson, Sentilles investigates images of violence from the era of slavery to the drone age. In doing so, she wrestles with some of our most profound questions: What does it take to inspire compassion? What impact can one person have? How should we respond to violence when it feels like it can't be stopped? Advance praise for Draw Your Weapons "With a stunning weave of ideas and images, Sarah Sentilles shows us the world we've broken, and she shows us how soldiers, prisoners, artists, thinkers-all of us-are, piece by piece, repairing it. Fearless, stirring, rhythmic, this book pulses with energy and is full of insights, dark yet ultimately hopeful."—Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City "Draw Your Weapons is as much about peace as it is about war; it is as much about life as it is about death. Sarah Sentilles, with her passionate, clear-eyed prose and her brilliant, generous mind, confronts us with the realities of standing idly by in a world that urgently needs voices of pea
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A single book might not change the world. But this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world—and that makes all the difference. "How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperiled world?" Through a dazzling combination of memoir, history, reporting, visual culture, literature, and theology, Sarah Sentilles offers an impassioned defense of life lived by peace and principle. It is a literary collage with an urgent hope at its core: that art might offer tools for remaking the world. In Draw Your Weapons, Sentilles tells the true stories of Howard, a conscientious objector during World War II, and Miles, a former prison guard at Abu Ghraib, and in the process she challenges conventional thinking about how war is waged, witnessed, and resisted. The pacifist and the soldier both create art in response to war: Howard builds a violin; Miles paints portraits of detainees. With echoes of Susan Sontag and Maggie Nelson, Sentilles investigates images of violence from the era of slavery to the drone age. In doing so, she wrestles with some of our most profound questions: What does it take to inspire compassion? What impact can one person have? How should we respond to violence when it feels like it can't be stopped? Advance praise for Draw Your Weapons "With a stunning weave of ideas and images, Sarah Sentilles shows us the world we've broken, and she shows us how soldiers, prisoners, artists, thinkers-all of us-are, piece by piece, repairing it. Fearless, stirring, rhythmic, this book pulses with energy and is full of insights, dark yet ultimately hopeful."—Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City "Draw Your Weapons is as much about peace as it is about war; it is as much about life as it is about death. Sarah Sentilles, with her passionate, clear-eyed prose and her brilliant, generous mind, confronts us with the realities of standing idly by in a world that urgently needs voices of pea

Language:

English

Length:

6h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:23