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    The Scientist of Peace

    On December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, J. David Singer turned 16 in Brooklyn, New York. He was hot to be a Navy fighter pilot, but you had to be 17 to sign up. So one year later, on December 7, 1942, he walked into his U.S. Navy recruiting station. That was how the man who would become perhaps the leading proponent of peace studies in American academe — a “90-percent pacifist” who would battle his superiors at Michigan to make his voice heard — went to war.

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