John Swomley, an old friend, pacificist, and long time NCR supporter died Aug. 16 at the age of 95.
A couple years back, I was asked to write a tribute to this gentle souled, radical. The following tribute appeared in The Human Quest magazine:
'Pacificism builds on commitment to a free society'
By Thomas Fox
The perpetually restless and rebellious John M. Swomley, theology student turned pacifist turned author, social ethicist and radical activist, eventually found a home as chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Human Quest journal (see story, page XX), a fearless publication where no social force or authority was too large to take on in the name of human freedom.