The Unconquerable World
Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
By (author) Jonathan Schell
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Unconquerable World by Jonathan Schell
Book Description"This book mounts perhaps the most impressive argument ever made that there exists a viable and desirable alternative to the continued reliance on war." -"The New York Times"At times of global crisis, Jonathan Schell's writings have offered important alternatives to conventional thinking. Now, as conflict escalates around the world, Schell gives us an impassioned, provocative book that points the way out of the unparalleled devastation of the twentieth century toward another, more peaceful path.Tracing the expansion of violence to its culmination in nuclear stalemate, Schell uncovers a simultaneous but little-noted history of nonviolent action at every level of political life. His investigation ranges from the revolutions of America, France, and Russia, to the people's wars of China and Vietnam, to the great nonviolent events of modern times-including Gandhi's independence movement in India and the explosion of civic activity that brought about the surprising collapse of the Soviet Union.Suggesting foundations of an entirely new kind on which to construct an enduring peace, "The Unconquerable World" is a bold book of sweeping significance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805044577
Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Owl Books (NY)
Publisher: Owl Books (NY)
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jonathan Schell
Seventh Decade, Paperback (September 2008)
Lays the fearful shape that nuclear danger has unexpectedly assumed in the 21st century. This title addresses the fundamental questions: How and why has nuclear danger revived? Where are we heading? What can be done? And, he argues that half measures will no longer suffice, nor will piece meal solutions that address isolated aspects of the crisis.
Jonathan Schell Reader, Paperback (December 2004)
Reporting on Vietnam for "The New Yorker," Schell wrote a series of seminal articles that became "The Village of Ben Suc" (1967), a searing account that predicted the failure of Pentagon politics. This volume contains a landmark collection that spans the career of one of the leading thinkers and authors of modern times.
Just Response, Paperback (February 2002)
Provocative essays from the progressive left address the causes and consequences of September 11, 2001. Selected from "The Nation" and other sources, these articles counter the bombast and jingoism of some media coverage while providing informed analysis, provocative commentary and reasoned debate.
Real War, Paperback (December 1999)» View all books by Jonathan Schell
Legendary reporting for the New Yorker on the war in Vietnam--the war that, for many Americans, will never go away.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Schell
Author of groundbreaking works, including "The Fate of the Earth, The Village of Ben Suc," and "The Gift of Time" (0-8050-5961-X), Jonathan Schell is a regular contributor to" Harper's, Foreign Affairs," and "The Nation." He lives in New York City.
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