Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea Modern Library Chronicles

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Modern Library #ad - He shows how, violence is used to suppress nonviolence and its practitioners–Gandhi and Martin Luther King, for example; that the stated deterrence value of standing national armies and huge weapons arsenals is, time and again, encouragingly, negligible; and, at best, that much of the hard work necessary to begin a movement to end war is already complete.

. It simply needs to be embraced and accelerated. Engaging, and brilliantly reasoned, scholarly, Nonviolence is a work that compels readers to look at history in an entirely new way. Nonviolence is a sweeping yet concise history that moves from ancient Hindu times to present-day conflicts raging in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea Modern Library Chronicles #ad - Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why it is the preferred method of those who speak truth to power. This is not just a manifesto for our times but a trailblazing book whose time has come. In this timely, a course of action, highly original, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, and controversial narrative, rather than a mere state of mind.

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”? Could nonviolence have worked against even the most evil regimes in history?Kurlansky draws from history twenty-five provocative lessons on the subject that we can use to effect change today.

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The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide for Practical Action

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - Here he offers a step-by-step guide to creatively using nonviolence to confront any problem and to build change movements capable of restructuring the very bedrock of society. Nagler identifies some specific tactical mistakes made by unsuccessful nonviolent actions such as the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and the Occupy protests and includes stories of successful nonviolent resistance from around the world, including an example from Nazi Germany.

And he shows that nonviolence is more than a tactic—it is a way of living that will enrich every area of our lives. Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force, ” renowned peace activist Michael Nagler writes.

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How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning

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Melville House #ad - He looks to successful campaigns across the world to help us see what has worked and what hasn’t: from choosing the right target, to designing a creative campaign; from avoiding burnout within your group, to building a movement of movements to achieve real progressive victories. Drawing on the experiences of a diverse set of ambitious change-makers, How We Win shows us the way to justice, peace, and a sustainable economy.

A lifetime of activist experience informs this playbook for building and conducting nonviolent direct action campaignsBeginning as a trainer in the civil rights movement of the 1960s,  George Lakey has been on the front lines of social change for decades. Now, in this timely and down-to-earth guide, he passes the torch to a new generation of activists hitting the streets.

How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning #ad - This is what democracy looks like.

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Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare

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Columbia University Press #ad - They find that nonviolent resistance presents fewer obstacles to moral and physical involvement and commitment, and shifts in loyalty among opponents' erstwhile supporters, greater opportunities for tactical innovation and civic disruption and therefore less incentive for a regime to maintain its status quo, and that higher levels of participation contribute to enhanced resilience, including members of the military establishment.

Instead, the authors discover, violent insurgency is rarely justifiable on strategic grounds. Stephan detail the factors enabling such campaigns to succeed and, sometimes, causing them to fail. Presenting a rich, they originally and systematically compare violent and nonviolent outcomes in different historical periods and geographical contexts, evidentiary argument, debunking the myth that violence occurs because of structural and environmental factors and that it is necessary to achieve certain political goals.

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare #ad - Chenoweth and stephan conclude that successful nonviolent resistance ushers in more durable and internally peaceful democracies, which are less likely to regress into civil war. By attracting impressive support from citizens, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of nonviolent noncooperation, whose activism takes the form of protests, the Philippines, even in Iran, these efforts help separate regimes from their main sources of power and produce remarkable results, Burma, and the Palestinian Territories.

Combining statistical analysis with case studies of specific countries and territories, Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their stated goals.

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Paper: Paging Through History

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - By tracing paper’s evolution from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the contributions made in Asia and the Middle East, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology’s influence, affirming that paper is here to stay. From the new york times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today’s world.

Paper: Paging Through History #ad - Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, commerce, and art; it has formed the foundation of civilizations, media, religion, education, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, promoting revolutions and restoring stability.

. Paper will be the commodity history that guides us forward in the twenty-first century and illuminates our times.

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Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas

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Bloomsbury Publishing #ad - According to the greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk; a splatter of the goddess Hera's breast milk became our galaxy, the Milky Way. Pasteurization slowly became a legislative matter. And today milk is a test case in the most pressing issues in food politics, and advocates for raw milk, the locavore movement, from industrial farming and animal rights to GMOs, who controversially reject pasteurization.

Mark kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout. Before the industrial revolution, it was common for families to keep dairy cows and produce their own milk. But while mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, when genetic mutation made some of us lactose-tolerant, it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of animals more than 10, 000 years ago, originally as a source of cheese, and all manner of edible innovations that rendered lactose digestible, and then, kefir, yogurt, milk itself.

Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas #ad - Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, politics, religion, nutrition, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, and economics. But during the nineteenth century mass production and urbanization made milk safety a leading issue of the day, with milk-borne illnesses a common cause of death.

Profoundly intertwined with human civilization, milk has a compelling and a surprisingly global story to tell, and historian Mark Kurlansky is the perfect person to tell it.

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Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America

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PM Press #ad - Originally written during the mid-1980s, the seminal essay Pacifism as Pathology was prompted by veteran activist Ward Churchill's frustration with what he diagnosed as a growing—and deliberately self-neutralizing—"hegemony of nonviolence" on the North American left. This book challenges the pacifist movement's heralded victories, rather than because of, suggesting that their success was in spite of, their nonviolent tactics.

Along with a preface by ed mead, and a new foreword by leading oppositionist intellectual Dylan Rodríguez, postscripts by both Churchill and Ryan, these essays are being released in a fresh edition. The essay's publication unleashed a raging debate among activists in both the U. S. And canada, a significant result of which was michael Ryan's penning of a follow-up essay reinforcing Churchill's premise that nonviolence, at least as the term is popularly employed by white "progressives, " is inherently counterrevolutionary.

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All Men Are Brothers Bloomsbury Revelations

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Bloomsbury Academic #ad - Now available in the bloomsbury Revelations series, the book also includes a glossary of terms and a brief chronology of Gandhi's life. As well as gandhi's inspiring articulation of his philosophy of non-violent resistance and his thoughts on religion and theology, education, the book also includes reflections on topics ranging from politics, women's rights and technology as well as meditations on his own life.

Famous for his successful leadership of non-violent Nationalist resistance to British Imperial rule in India, Mohandas K. All men are brothers brings together some of his most important writings in a single volume. Gandhi is one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century.

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Violence and Nonviolence: An Introduction Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - By synthesizing new research with old philosophies, Gan introduces readers to an alternative paradigm of nonviolence through which we can begin to build a more peaceful world. Nonviolence as a way of life is the second of the paradigms that expands upon and in some respects critiques the first, preferring a comprehensive and radical response to the scourges of violence that have plagued human history.

Using evidence from scientific studies as well as anecdotal evidence and news reports, esteemed scholar and editor Barry L. Gan shows readers that these widely adopted and violent views are largely mistaken, and require a fundamental rethinking and adjustment. Violence and nonviolence: an Introduction critiques five dominant societal views about violence and nonviolence.

Violence and Nonviolence: An Introduction Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy #ad - Nonviolent strategic action — a kind of selective nonviolence — is the first of the two alternative paradigms that provides a concrete approach to addressing social and political problems arising from violence.

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Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

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Penguin Books #ad - The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds, but capped Mandela's miraculous effort to bring South Africans together again in a hard-won, enduring bond. The inspiration for the film INVICTUS, starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman. Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament- the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together.

Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation #ad - His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: use the national rugby team, the Springboks-long an embodiment of white-supremacist rule-to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid.

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Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles

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Bloomsbury Children's Books #ad - This middle grade nonfiction explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of insects. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. By now you've probably heard that bees are disappearing--but they aren't the only species at risk.

Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles #ad - Exploring human causes, like the mysterious colony collapse disorder that plagues bee populations, to natural occurrences, like the Baltimore electric company that collected fireflies to attempt to harness their phosphorescent lighting source, master nonfiction storyteller Mark Kurlansky shows just how much bugs matter to our world.

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