- Paperback: 100 pages
- Publisher: OR Books (June 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935928791
- ISBN-13: 978-1935928799
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 4.4 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #614,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Gandhi Says: About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage Paperback – June 1, 2012
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I enjoyed his in depth discussions of what is "satyagrah': both his own personal interpretations and Ghandi's words. His presentation of Ghandhi is not simplistic but reveals the complexity of Ghandhi the person and his philosophy. He writes about Ghandhi's letter to Hitler, his later sleeping habits as a form of 'discipline' which I find unfathomable. I appreciate that Dr. Finkelstein presented a comprehensive view in so little space.
The ideas in the book apply to our daily lives as well as civil rights. For example, I am interested in how to stand up for my own and other's rights without being abusive? What does courage mean in situations where individuals are placed in harms way? Ghandhi's ideas, and Dr. Finkelstein's discussion helps me to think about what I would do every day in my relationship with others.
At the end, Dr. Finkelsteins writes:'The further along it gets nonviolently, the more likely is that the new world will be a better one." Sounds good to me to not back down and to give peace a chance. Thank you.
Furthermore, the author is passionately committed to mercy and justice for the Palestinian people, and it’s my prayer that the Palestinian masses will heed this call to the only path to victory open to them at present, in their battle with the massive state power of the Israelis: the tactics of Gandhi.
As noted this book is brief, but the scholarship behind it is not shallow. Finkelstein read exhaustively in Gandhi’s papers, including portions seldom if ever quoted. This book is yet another significant contribution to human knowledge by a scholar who has suffered ritual defamation and loss of employment, and his teaching career itself, for his beliefs.
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A toughtful little book on what is of most of interest to the world in Gandhi. Learned and precise, it would benefit in a new edition from a chapter that gives the author's more... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Prof Chibli Mallat
Mr. Finkelstein has distilled Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence and has presented it in an extremely readable form in a size that can fit in your back pocket whether you are... Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by Rich