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Nonviolence by Mark Kurlansky
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Aug 27, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, history
Read in August, 2008

An overview of nonviolent practices throughout history, this would make an excellent addition to any collegiate philosophy class. The hell with that: bump some of that so-called literature from the high school curriculum and give this to the students to argue over. Because nonviolence isn't pacifism, and it isn't non-resistance: it's loud and strident resistance to the wars that've shaped all of history.

A significant departure from all his other works, Kurlansky makes no pretense towards neutrality. I only wish this had been a deeper, more thorough exploration of the subject, instead of a relatively brief overview.

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