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Non-violence : a history beyond the myth

Author: Domenico Losurdo; Gregory Elliot
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We know of the blood and tears provoked by the projects of transformation of the world through war or revolution. Starting from the essay published in 1921 by Walter Benjamin, twentieth century philosophy has been committed to the criticism of violence, even when it has claimed to follow noble ends. But what do we know of the dilemmas, of the “betrayals,” of the disappointments and tragedies which the movement of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Domenico Losurdo; Gregory Elliot
ISBN: 1498502210 9781498502214
OCLC Number: 972773697
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: vii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: from broken promises of perpetual peace to non-violence --
1. Christian abolitionism and pacifism in the United States --
2. From pacifist abolitionism to Gandhi and Tolstoy --
3. Gandhi and the socialist movement: violence as discrimination? --
4. The Anti-colonialist movement, Lenin's Party, and Gandhi's Party --
5. Non-violence in the face of fascism and the Second World War --
6. Martin Luther King as the "Black Gandhi" and Afro-American radicalism --
7. Gandhi's global reputation and the construction of the non-violent pantheon --
8. From Gandhi to the Dalai Lama? --
9. "Non-violence," "color revolutions," and the great game --
10. A realistic non-violence in a world prey to nuclear catastrophe.
Other Titles: Non-violenza.
Responsibility: Domenico Losurdo ; translated by Gregory Elliott.

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This book embraces two centuries of the history of non-violence, reconstructing the great historical crises that this movement has faced. In this book the historical reconstruction is intertwined  Read more...

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