About “A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste"
The Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: A Guide to the Demilitarization of America's Youth & Students.” Also called the “Demil Guide” for short, this excellent resource was written and produced by and for youth and students.
"Militarization" may not be a concept you're familiar with, but after reading a few articles in this guide, you'll have a better understanding of it. While few people would argue that a country can survive unprotected, the glorification of the military ignores the fact that the most positive change in the United States has come from people standing up to the government, big corporations, and other forms of organized violence and crime.
The Demil Guide includes articles on military recruiting in high schools, universities of mass destruction, how to struggle against militarism, organizing tools and success stories. This collaborative project was made possible by generous grants from the Sunshine Project, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, as well as the “advertisers” that appear in the guide. Contributors to the guide include the American Friends Service Committee, National Youth and Student Peace Coalition, the Sunshine Project, and Tri-Valley CAREs, among others. The Foundation designed and published A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste.