Dachine Rainer


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Dachine Rainer (née Sylvia Newman) born New York, NY January 13, 1921 (d. 2000). American-English anarchopacifist poet and writer follower of Tolstoi’s nonviolence; edited pacifist Retort magazine 1942-1951; book Prison Etiquette (1950) supported 6.000 imprisoned conscientious objectors.


In a world of annihilating relativism, I have come to view support of any war, or capital punishment, or coercion of any sort—including 'volunteer' coercion—absolute evil.” (on Orwell, Retort, Spring 1947, p. 35; photo Penny’s poetry page)