RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57484270 LA English T1 Moral lessons of the twentieth century : Gorbachev and Ikeda on Buddhism and Communism A1 Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich,, Ikeda, Daisaku., PB I.B. Tauris : In the United States of America and in Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan PP London; New York YR 2005 SN 1850439753 9781850439752 1850439761 9781850439769 AB "Mikhail Gorbachev and Daisaku Ikeda are contemporaries raised in different cultures: Gorbachev is a statesman whose origins are the Marx-inspired world of Communism, while Ikeda is a Buddhist inspired by the thirteenth century Japanese sage, Nichiren. Moral Lessons of the Twentieth Century emerged from a series of conversations between these two men. Together they explore their experiences of life amidst the turmoil of the twentieth century and together they search for a common ethical basis for future development. They conclude that values are born of culture and that peace, progress and social justice can only be achieved through sincere communication and cultural exchange. As the new century begins, they have sought to turn the spotlight on the challenges which face humanity. The book is a call for dialogue in pursuit of values that bridge culture and time."--Jacket.