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Joan Baez on Nonviolence

"The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of nonviolence has been the organization of violence."

Joan Baez (b. 1941) is an American folk singer, musician, and social activist who came to prominence during the 1960s. She has performed publicly for over 55 years and released over thirty albums. Baez is a resident of Woodside, Calif.


“The only thing that’s been a worse flop than the organization of nonviolence has been the organization of violence.”

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from Daybreak, 1968 (h/t Wikiquote)

Photo: “Joan Baez Hamburg 1973 2811730005” by Heinrich Klaffs – originally posted to Flickr as Joan Baez 2811730005. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


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