Nonviolence the history of a dangerous idea modern library chronicles mark kurlansky dalai lama on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this timely highly original and controversial narrative new york times bestselling author mark kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity. Nonviolence the history of a dangerous idea first published as nonviolence twenty five lessons from the history of a dangerous idea is a book by mark kurlansky it follows the history of nonviolence and nonviolent activism focusing on religious and political ideals from early history to the present. In nonviolence the history of a dangerous idea best selling author mark kurlansky describes the movements often religious in origin that have denounced war in favor of active nonviolent resistance he details their history celebrates their victories and underscores the discipline they have shown in the face of repression. Nonviolence is a sweeping yet concise history that moves from ancient hindu times to present day conflicts raging in the middle east and elsewhere kurlansky also brings into focus just why nonviolence is a dangerous idea and asks such provocative questions as is there such a thing as a just war. Book review nonviolence the history of a dangerous idea by mark kurlansky modern library chronicles 2008 this was an interesting read giving unique perspectives of history much of the book focuses on nonviolence movements of the 17 th through 20 th centuries from the quakers to abolitionists to gandhi to vietnam and later war protestors
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