Episode 40

Mr. Peace on Modern Resistance

“I got to be a hero.”

David Harris is a former contributing editor to the New York Times and Rolling Stone, and he is the author of nearly a dozen books—but Harris is most famous for leading the draft resistance during the Vietnam War. He was imprisoned for 20 months for refusing to report for military service, and is credited by many with helping to end the war. Alan Goldfarb profiled Harris in Alta’s Fall 2019 issue. We joined the famous resister at his home in Marin County to discuss his work, his thoughts on the state of the union, and how a terminal illness hasn’t dimmed his hope for the future.


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