Non-Violence: A History Beyond the Myth

Non-Violence: A History Beyond the Myth


We understand of the blood and tears provoked by means of the initiatives of transformation of the area via battle or revolution. ranging from the essay released in 1921 through Walter Benjamin, 20th century philosophy has been devoted to the feedback of violence, even if it has claimed to stick with noble ends. yet what can we recognize of the dilemmas, of the “betrayals,” of the disappointments and tragedies which the flow of non-violence has suffered? This ebook tells a desirable background: from the yankee Christian corporations within the first many years of the 19th century who desired to do away with slavery and conflict in a non-violent manner, to the protagonists of movements—Thoreau, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Capitini, M. L. King, the Dalai Lama—who both for idealism or for political calculation flew the flag of non-violence, as much as the leaders of today’s “color revolutions.”

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