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Nonviolence : the history of a dangerous idea

Author: Mark Kurlansky; Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2008.
Series: Modern Library chronicles.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Modern Library pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Examines the effectiveness and potential of nonviolence for effecting social change and ending wars, studies its uses in the past, and discusses nonviolence as a "dangerous" idea and questions such as whether a "just war" can exist and whether nonviolence could have worked against the regimes of Hitler and others.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurlansky; Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV
ISBN: 9780812974478 0812974476
OCLC Number: 166367967
Description: xiv, 203 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Imperfect beings --
The problem with states --
The killer peace movement --
Troublemakers --
The dilemma of unnatural people --
Natural revolution --
Peace and slavery --
The curse of nations --
A favorite just war --
The rule of thugs and the law of gravity --
Random outbreaks of hope --
The twenty-five lessons.
Series Title: Modern Library chronicles.
Responsibility: Mark Kulansky ; foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Examines the effectiveness and potential of nonviolence for effecting social change and ending wars, studies its uses in the past, and discusses nonviolence as a "dangerous" idea and questions such as whether a "just war" can exist and whether nonviolence could have worked against the regimes of Hitler and others.

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