Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for an Age of Terrorism / Edition 1by David Cortright
Pub. Date: 09/28/2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
"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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Table of Contents1 Grasping Gandhi; 2 Gandhi USA; 3 Martin Luther King, Jr.: An American Gandhi; 4 Gandhi in the Fields; 5 Dorothy Day: A Mission of Love; 6 The Power of Nonviolence; 7 Learning Lessons; 8 Gender Matters; 9 Principles of Action.
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Difficult to follow and very sloppily put together
This is a great book, and not only offers an honest, well researched analysis of Gandhi's contributions to nonviolent methods, but also reviews Gandhi's limitations and flaws. The book also talks about Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day, Cesar Chavez, and others of the nonviolence movement in the U.S. It is not only an excellent history of nonviolence, but the author's reflections of his struggle to oppose the Vietnam War during his enlistment in the U.S. Army provides a personal perspective and anecdote of the history he lived. Very friendly writing style, but still packed with information and personal reflection.