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There is no easy way out of the spiraling morass of terror and brutality that confronts the world today. It is time now for the human race to hold still, to delve into its wells of collective wisdom, both ancient and modern.--Arundhati Roy

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.

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Although writings attributed to Buddha, Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Albert Camus are included in this collection of 22 essays decrying the war-mongering that has too often characterized human relations, the majority of the material is by American philosophers, political activists, and others advocating for peaceful responses to the problems of the world. The material is primarily drawn from opponents of militarism from World War I to the current war in Afghanistan, and includes the thinking of such writers as Henry David Thoreau, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Howard Zinn, Daniel Berrigan, and Arundhati Roy.
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Howard Zinn is a teacher, historian, and social activist, and the author of many books, including the best-selling A People's History of the United States and You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Beacon / 7127-7 / $13.00 pb). He lives near Boston. Dana Frank, professor of American studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is author of the awardwinning Buy American (Beacon / 4711-2 / $17.50 pb). Robin D. G. Kelley, professor of history at New York University, is author of Race Rebels, Yo' Mama's Disfunktional! (Beacon / 0941-5 / $14.00 pb), and Freedom Dreams (Beacon / 0976-8 / $24.00 cl).

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Ian Wilder, September 25, 2011 (view all comments by Ian Wilder)
In a world where the reasons for war are justified 24/7, it is refreshing to find a book that provides the underpinnings for a pacifist response to world events. The historical perspective allows the reader to gain an understanding of the depth of nonviolent responses. The variety of essays chosen allow the the reader learn from a multitude of perspectives of the power of coming from a place of peace.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780807014073
Introduction:
Zinn, Howard
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Introduction by:
Zinn, Howard
Introduction:
Zinn, Howard
Author:
Zinn, Howard
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
Pacifism
Subject:
Nonviolence
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1083
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.26x6.38x.61 in. .61 lbs.

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