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An Idea Whose Time Has Come

A powerful book on the importance of committing to nonviolence.

In this compact book, Ramin Jahanbegloo argues that the time has come for humanity to renew its political, economic, and cultural commitment to the idea of nonviolence. At the core of the work of such towering fighters against oppression as Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, and Václav Havel, the idea of nonviolence still has much to teach us and much work to do in the ongoing fight for justice worldwide.

61 pages | 4 1/2 x 7

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Philosophy: Philosophy of Society, Political Philosophy

Political Science: Political and Social Theory

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Nonviolence: An Idea Whose Time
Has Come 1
1. Gandhi and Nonviolence 9
2. Ethics and Politics: Loving Enemies 17
3. Civil Disobedience: Then and Now 27
4. The Power of the Powerless: Politics and
Conscience 39
Epilogue: Living With Nonviolence: The Gandhian
Moment 47
Notes 53

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