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Description - Gandhi and Beyond by David Cortright

"David Cortright is a life-long activist and respected scholar. In Gandhi and Beyond, he convincingly shows the power of nonviolence as a philosophy of life, not just a method of social action. His practical analysis of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day, Cesar Chavez, and others brings new insights and inspiration to those of us attempting to live that philosophy, and to those, especially a new generation, who are seeking a better way to respond to their world. I commend this book to all who are seeking an alternative to violence." Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics and editor of Sojourners Is there room for nonviolence in an age of terrorism? Drawing on the legend and lessons of Gandhi, Cortright traces the history of nonviolent social activism through the early twentieth century to the civil rights movement, the Vietnam era, and up to the present war in Iraq. Gandhi and Beyond offers a critical evaluation and refinement of Gandhi's message, laying the foundation for a renewed and deepened dedication to nonviolence as the universal path to social progress and antidote to terrorism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594512667
ISBN-10: 1594512663
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Paradigm
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Cortright

David Cortright is Professor at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His books include Soldiers in Revolt: GI Resistance During the Vietnam War (2005) and A Peaceful Superpower: The Movement Against War in Iraq (2004).

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