Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: H.H. Dalai Lama, Mark Kurlansky

Narrated By: Richard Dreyfuss

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: April 2009

Duration: 7 hours 35 minutes

Summary:

In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind. 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. 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'? 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. He shows how, time and again, 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, at best, negligible; and, encouragingly, 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, scholarly, and brilliantly reasoned, Nonviolence is a work that compels readers to look at history in an entirely new way. This is not just a manifesto for our times but a trailblazing book whose time has come

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Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea

by H.H. Dalai Lama, Mark Kurlansky

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