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The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace
     

The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace

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by M. Scott Peck
 

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In The Different Drum, the next step, the next challenge, the next journey is presented: to achieve, through the creative experience of community, a new "connectedness" and wholeness.

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In The Different Drum, the next step, the next challenge, the next journey is presented: to achieve, through the creative experience of community, a new "connectedness" and wholeness.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An advocate of a supranational government agency to replace obsolete nation-states and transformation of the military into a national service corps, psychiatrist Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled, etc., argues that physical and spiritual salvation no longer can be separated. The only way to combat the public apathy and ``militant ignorance'' that allow the arms race to continue lies in grass-roots propagation of the community ideal, which the church and government have lost, argues the author. Individualism plus groupand self-acceptance, good communication and joint commitment are essential to building a true community whatever its membership and interests. Peck foresees a new era of integration favorable to a community movement that calls for universal application of the personal principles of tolerance and love. Renouncing both policies of appeasement and deterrence, he proposes a ``peace through weakness'' strategy that dares us to ``empty'' ourselves of outmoded ideas of security to the extent of facing the economic consequences of eliminating the arms race. Major ad/promo. (June 2)
Library Journal
In his newest book psychiatrist Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled ( LJ 9/15/78), explores the nature of community, which can be recognized, he suggests, by the vulnerability, honesty, and theological cultural inclusiveness of its participants. Born of a yearning for world peace, this draws exciting analogies between the ways communities emerge and the dynamics of individual spiritual development. A moving work that achieves a rich integration of social/psychological insights and a contemplative stance. EC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671668334
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
09/02/1988
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

M. Scott Peck, M.D. is the author of the New York Times best-seller The Road Less Traveled, with six million copies in print. His other books include Further Along the Road Less Traveled, The Road Less Traveled and Beyond, Meditations from the Road and Golf and the Spirit.

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