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No wonder Gandhi and MLK were influenced heavily by this book
on July 23, 2013
Tolstoy presents a thoroughly researched and unerringly logical argument in favor of nonviolence in this book. Both Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., referred to this book as one of the most influential to their development, and I can see why. The book is decidedly dry and can be laborious to work through, but it's well worth the effort. At least power through the first five chapters or so, which lay the foundation for a truly revolutionary way of approaching society and life based on Christ's Sermon on the Mount as told in the Gospel of Matthew.