Monday, October 22, 2007

Nagler's Book

Aileen recommends:

Michael N. Nagler, 2001. Is There No Other Way? The Search for a Nonviolent Future.

1 comment:

Devin said...

This is an excellent book to start a discussion about how non-violent tactics can be used to achieve peace and justice. A must read. Some important points;

The most successful non-violent campaigns require training and discipline.

Terrible situations such as military dictatorships require powerful non-violent campaigns for success.

Even if non-violent campaigns fail to achieve their stated objectives, they have positive results.

Even if violence achieves its stated goal, it has bad consequences.

Non-violence can work even in the most awful circumstances, such as Nazi Germany.

Meditation is an important component of non-violent training.

Devin Carroll