Nonviolence: Twenty-Five Lessons from the History of a


Nonviolence: Twenty-Five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea 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 Nonviolence is a sweeping yet concise history that moves from ancient Hindu times to present day conflicts raging in the Middle East and elsewhere Kurlansky also brings into focus just why nonviolence is a dangerous idea, and asks such provocative questions as Is there such a thing as a just war Could nonviolence have worked against even the most evil regimes in history 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 acceleratedEngaging, scholarly, and brilliantly reasoned, Nonviolence is a work that compels readers to look at history in an entirely new way This is not just a manifesto for our times but a trailblazing book whose time has come [Reading] ➷ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen – Lavons.co.uk highly original ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – Lavons.co.uk and controversial narrative ❮Reading❯ ➷ Good People in an Evil Time Author Svetlana Broz – Lavons.co.uk New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity [EPUB] ✰ On a Day Like This ✶ Peter Stamm – Lavons.co.uk a course of action ➾ [Download] ➾ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ➳ – Lavons.co.uk rather than a mere state of mind Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars [PDF / Epub] ☉ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Lavons.co.uk he asserts [BOOKS] ⚦ Secrecy By Rupert Thomson – Lavons.co.uk which is why it is the preferred method of those who speak truth to power Nonviolence is a sweeping yet concise history that moves from ancient Hindu times to present day conflicts raging in the Middle East and elsewhere Kurlansky also brings into focus just why nonviolence is a dangerous idea ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ The Silence and the Roar ⚣ Author Nihad Sirees – Lavons.co.uk and asks such provocative questions as Is there such a thing as a just war Could nonviolence have worked against even the most evil regimes in history Kurlansky draws from history twenty five provocative lessons on the subject that we can use to effect change today He shows how ❮Read❯ ➮ Hard Country ➲ Author Robin Robilliard – Lavons.co.uk time and again [Reading] ➾ The Whale Rider By Witi Ihimaera – Lavons.co.uk violence is used to suppress nonviolence and its practitioners Gandhi and Martin Luther King ✯ [PDF] ❤ The Impossible David Lynch By Todd McGowan ✼ – Lavons.co.uk for example that the stated deterrence value of standing national armies and huge weapons arsenals is [PDF / Epub] ★ The Colour Encyclopedia Of Incredible Aeroplanes By Philip J. Jarrett – Lavons.co.uk at best [EPUB] ✼ Tooth Sleuth, Mystery of the Missing Tooth (Shirley Lock Mysteries By Mia Woolfe – Lavons.co.uk negligible and ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Juno Of Taris Author Fleur Beale – Lavons.co.uk encouragingly [Reading] ➿ The Faithful Scribe Author Shahan Mufti – Lavons.co.uk that much of the hard work necessary to begin a movement to end war is already complete It simply needs to be embraced and acceleratedEngaging [Reading] ➿ Off the Tourist Trail Author DK Publishing – Lavons.co.uk scholarly ➹ [Reading] ➻ One Ball of Yarn By DK Publishing ➮ – Lavons.co.uk and brilliantly reasoned ❴Ebook❵ ➦ Optical Illusions Author DK Publishing – Lavons.co.uk Nonviolence is a work that compels readers to look at history in an entirely new way This is not just a manifesto for our times but a trailblazing book whose time has come



10 thoughts on “Nonviolence: Twenty-Five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea

  1. says:

    This book was absolutely captivating.The history of non violence is unrepresented in our educational system In fact, it is quite the opposite our educational system presents history almost entirely as a progression of violent acts.Kurlansky s book is remarkable for several reasons It is a fascinating, lucid account of the non violence movement throughout history, most of which we have never befor


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    One of history s greatest lessons is that once the state embraces a religion, the nature of that religion changes radically It loses its nonviolent component and becomes a force for war rather than peace The state must make war, because without war it would have to drop its power politics and renege on its mission to seek advantage over other nations, enhancing itself at the expense of others And so


  3. says:

    I didn t particularly enjoy Kurlansky s book on nonviolence although his facts are accurate, they are often incomplete and his tone is snarky throughout Someone whose introduction to nonviolence is this book is likely to reject the whole business.


  4. says:

    The subtitle of this book lets you know what to expect if you pick it up intending to read it Nonviolence Twenty Five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea For me, nonviolence is a part of an ideal world I am drawn to it but do not know where in my being it originated I do not want to make the concept a weak rationale that explains how I try to travel on my life s path How do people fall under the spe


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    I never expected this book to be such a disappointment I noticed so many inaccuracies that I couldn t trust any of the information about subjects that I knew nothing about yet Many claims were made without any type of source Also, the simplistic definition of zen at its mentioning in the same breath as Zionism felt like a true disaster to me Oppressor violence is spoken about as if it just is It is already there


  6. says:

    Mark Kurlansky is an excellent writer, He makes a very strong case for nonviolence He sees nonviolence as a political tactic, and openly questions those cases in history that have been routinely touted as examples of regimes which would be impervious to a Ghandi like resistance He singles out the Nazi s and the slave owning southern states of America as deserving special consideration, because it is the accepted wis


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    Nonviolence The History of a Dangerous Idea is a book that I ve seen many human rights activists who I admire recommend, and it s really opened my eyes to seeing things from a different point of view In Nonviolence, Kurlansky provides an insightful overview of this powerful mindset and movement, citing its early origins in the foundations of religions such as Christianity and Hinduism, and carries it through to describ


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    A lovely little book with a nice organizational conceit a list of lessons The author makes arguments that will be impossible to disagree with, even if they are hard to put into practice Others are less obvious and might make some readers question the assertions made But that s good I found myself questioning some assumptions I had labored under for some time e.g., was WWII really a good or even necessary war The folks who w


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    This book made me profoundly sad about humankind Although it was supposed to be abot non violence, it wasso a history of violence, war, and injustice with a few examples of brave men who practiced non violent resistance Are we ever capable of learning and ending the violence


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    If we want peace, we will have to be willing to suffer for it, and maybe even die for it, but isn t that what we say about freedom, and that the cost is worth it Why are we willing to kill others in war, even if that means we have a good chance of getting hurt or killed ourselves, but we are unwilling to refuse to kill, if that means we might be hurt or killed The human mind is a strange thing Kurlansky does a terrific job of point


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About the Author: Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky has written, edited, or contributed to twenty books, which have been translated into twenty five languages and won numerous prizes His previous books Cod, Salt, 1968, and The Food of a Younger Land were all New York Times best sellers.