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Non-violence 1 edition

Cover of: Non-violence | Mark Kurlansky

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In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind. Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why it is the preferred method of those who speak truth to power ..... Kurlansky draws from history twenty-five provocative lessons on the subject that we can use to effect change today. He shows how, time and again, violence is used to suppress nonviolence and its practitioners – Gandhi and Martin Luther King, for example; that the stated deterrence value of standing national armies and huge weapons arsenals is, at best, negligible; and, encouragingly, that much of the hard work necessary to begin a movement to end war is already complete. It simply needs to be embraced and accelerated.

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Non-violence: Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The History of A Dangerous Idea

Published 2006 by Modern Library in New York, United States .

Table of Contents

Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama xiii
I. IMPERFECT BEINGS 3
II. THE PROBLEM WITH STATES 17
III. THE KILLER PEACE MOVEMENT 29
IV. TROUBLEMAKERS 45
V. THE DILEMMA OF UNNATURAL PEOPLE 57
VI. NATURAL REVOLUTION 73
VII. PEACE AND SLAVERY 87
VIII. THE CURSE OF NATIONS 109
IX. A FAVORITE JUST WAR 125
X. THE RULE OF THUGS AND THE LAW OF GRAVITY 143
XI. RANDOM OUTBREAKS OF HOPE 165

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
203
Dimensions
x x 22

Contributors

  • Foreword
    Dalai Lama

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25105599M
ISBN 10
0679643354

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