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The Power of Nonviolence, the first anthology of alternatives to war with a historical perspective, with an introduction by Howard Zinn about September 11 and the U.S. response to the terrorist attacks, presents the most salient and persuasive...
The Power of Nonviolence, the first anthology of alternatives to war with a historical perspective, with an introduction by Howard Zinn about September 11 and the U.S. response to the terrorist attacks, presents the most salient and persuasive arguments for peace in the last 2,500 years of human history. Arranged chronologically, covering the major conflagrations in the world, The Power of Nonviolence is a compelling step forward in the study of pacifism, a timely anthology that fills a void for people looking for responses to crisis that are not based on guns or bombs.
Included are some of the most original thinkers about peace and nonviolence-Buddha, Scott Nearing, Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience," Jane Addams, William Penn on "the end of war," Dorothy Day's position on "Pacifism," Erich Fromm, and Rajendra Prasad. Supplementing these classic voices are more recent advocates of peace: Albert Camus' "Neither Victims Nor Executioners," A. J. Muste's impressive "Getting Rid of War," Martin Luther King's influential "Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam," and Arundhati Roy's "War Is Peace," plus many others.
|Let a Man Overcome Anger by Love (520 B.C.)||3|
|from "Essay Towards the Present and Future Peace of Europe" (1693)||5|
|from "War" (1885)||8|
|Civil Disobedience (1849)||15|
|from "Newer Ideals of Peace" (1907)||39|
|from The Trial of Scott Nearing and the American Socialist Society (1919)||42|
|My Faith in Nonviolence (1930)||45|
|Our Country Passes from Undeclared War to Declared War: We Continue Our Christian Pacifist Stand (1942)||50|
|from "Reflections on War" (1933)||53|
|Neither Victims nor Executioners (1946)||57|
|Are We Only Paying Lip Service to Peace? (1946)||74|
|Getting Rid of War (1959)||83|
|The Case for Unilateral Disarmament (1960)||92|
|The Root of War Is Fear (1962)||96|
|The Way to Disarmament (1962)||105|
|Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam (1967)||113|
|Vietnam: The Moral Equation (1970)||125|
|Communities of Resistance: A Conversation (1975)||141|
|from The Fate of the Earth (1984)||162|
|The Immorality of War: A Conversation (1992)||174|
|The Dilemma of the Absolute Pacifist: A Conversation (1992)||178|
|War Is Peace (2001)||182|
|Who's Being Naive? War-Time Realism through the Looking Glass (2001)||193|
|International Appeal of Nobel Prize Laureates, Poets, Philosophers, Intellectuals and Human Rights Defenders for an Immediate End to the War against Afghanistan (2001)||198|
Posted May 28, 2011
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