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"David Cortright is a life-long activist and respected scholar. In Gandhi and Beyond, he convincingly shows the power of nonviolence as a philosophy of life, not just a method of social action. His practical analysis of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day, Cesar Chavez, and others brings new insights and inspiration to those of us attempting to live that philosophy, ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published September 3rd 2006 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2006)
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Callina
Sep 11, 2007 rated it liked it
For me, this book was an eye-opener. It summarizes Gandhi's beliefs about religion and nonviolence, and addresses important nonviolent social movements and their leaders--Dr. King, Cesar Chavez, Dorothy Day, and others. It also discusses feminism as it relates to nonviolence and offers an interesting perspective on the Iraq war and the solution to terrorism. It's a bit dry in places, but for the most part very intriguing and definitely worth the read if you're interested in Gandhi, religion, ...more
Mike
Jan 29, 2008 rated it liked it
"Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for an Age of Terrorism" provides an in-depth perspective from a longtime participant and scholar of nonviolent resistance. It discusses various strategies of nonviolence along with the strengths and foibles of its two most famous twentieth-century practitioners -- MLK and Gandhi. The book also talks about nonviolent resisters such as Dorothy Day, Cesar Chavez, Barbara Deming, and Margaret Sanger.

Informative as it is, the book is not a fully objective, academic
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Mar 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jill by: Steve Bouscaren
Shelves: peace-studies
Read certain chapters. Steve Bouscaren assigned for his PEAC102 class, but was very critical of Cortright. I didn't see all the things he criticized--thought the book was fairly helpful for discussing the non-violent movement.
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