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A. J. Muste

  • American activist
  • Born January 8, 1885
  • Died February 11, 1967

Abraham Johannes Muste ( MUS-tee; January 8, 1885 – February 11, 1967) was a Dutch-born American clergyman and political activist. Muste is best remembered for his work in the labor movement, pacifist movement, antiwar movement, and the Civil Rights Movement.


There is no way to peace; peace is the way.




We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life.



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