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Powerful Peacemaking: A Strategy For A Living Revolution

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Gandhi taught that nonviolence is all-pervasive. A commitment to nonviolence is more than acting nonviolently in any given conflict; it's also a commitment to the creation of a nonviolent society. A theory of nonviolent revolution is evolving that encompasses the broad institutional, economic, and social changes needed to dismantle the war system on which our society is ...more
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Published June 1995 by New Society Publishers (first published June 1st 1987)
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Stephen Caines
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only recently discovered this book. I was really impressed with it, thought it was pertinent, and so wrote a review of it in hopes others might read it. The full book review can be found here:

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In large part drawing upon past domestic and international precedents of social movements, and analyzing their successes and failures, Lakey, in the book, attempts to outline a strategy for democratic revolutionary transformation of the United States. Mainly
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Rhiannon Grant
It's hard to know how to review a book which was published in 1973 and which relies so heavily on 'recent' events. Some of the points made in this book seem merely obvious; indeed, it's depressing that they were obvious enough to be baldly stated in 1973 and yet most of society is ignoring them now - the "ecological crisis", as Lakey calls it here, is the big one. Others read differently when you know 'what happened next' - stories about China and Russia from 1973 often sound rather different ...more
Glen Gersmehl
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
classic manual on social change
Peggy
Jan 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: peaceful social activist types
Recommended to Peggy by: author himself / signed copy
I'm sure this is probably a great book for someone who can focus better than I.
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George Lakey, 67, is the director of Training for Change. He began his career as a trainer at the Martin Luther King School for Social Change, and has since gone on to lead over 1000 workshops on five continents. He has run trainings for coal miners, therapists, homeless people, prisoners, Russian lesbians and gays, Sri Lankan monks, Burmese guerrilla soldiers, striking steel workers, South ...more