There's a lot of history and clear thinking in this book that questions our permanent war status.
I highly recommend this.
I am using this as a text for a new course on nonviolence. I'll know more when I have taught the course and the students have evaluated the book.Published 19 months ago by Tina.Passman@umit.maine.edu
It's arguably one of the best nonviolence books ever written in the 21st century. The teaching of nonviolence is considered to be a critical factor in reducing the violent nature... Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Andy H.
This is a historical look at how nonviolence was used to secure the goals sought. Extremely useful and important reading. You won't be disappointed!Published on June 3, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Kurlansky's ideas, especially the 25 lessons that he seeks to prove throughout the book, are quite solid. Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Emily W. Neilson
One would get the impression that Christianity is the religion of hate given the wars the USA perpetrates on Moslem countries, and how both Catholics and protestants together have... Read morePublished on February 12, 2011 by John Spiers
Mark Kurlansky's treatise, Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea, examines the effectiveness of nonviolence as a means to create change in socity. Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by T. L. Cooper
To those who have stumbled upon the "new" and "revolutionary" ideas of pacifism, this comprehensive history of nonviolence traces legacy as far back as Christ. Read morePublished on July 18, 2010 by D S
First - do not confuse his history of non-violence as a history of pacifism, as non-violence is peaceful resistance, not a lack of resistance. Read morePublished on June 8, 2010 by A. Boynton