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Nonviolence in Theory and Practice

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This valuable collection of thirty-two readings-representing some of the most thoughtful attempts to explain what nonviolence is and to show how it is implemented-promotes critical thinking about constitutes the success or failure of both violence and nonviolence. Through his arrangement of the works, Holmes has been mindful of readers who are relatively new to the philoso ...more
Hardcover, 381 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Waveland Press (first published December 1989)
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Elizabeth Lozano
This is an excellent reader. Well edited, structured and argued for. One of my favorites in the nonviolence canon. Excellent as a textbook.
This book - used as a textbook by many in the field - is nevertheless quite an accessible read for anyone interested in nonviolence and its major theorists over the decades. Most of the authors come from the late 19th century through the present, but older world scriptural references are incorporated as well. It is broad in its scope, and highly recommended as a general theory source.
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