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TitleThe power of nonviolence / Richard Bartlett Gregg ; edited and introduction by James Tully
ImprintCambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (lxx, 231 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)


The Power of Nonviolence, written by Richard Bartlett Gregg in 1934 and revised in 1944 and 1959, is the most important and influential theory of principled or integral nonviolence published in the twentieth century. Drawing on Gandhi's ideas and practice, Gregg explains in detail how the organized power of nonviolence (power-with) exercised against violent opponents can bring about small and large transformative social change and provide an effective substitute for war. This edition includes a major introduction by political theorist, James Tully, situating the text in its contexts from 1934 to 1959, and showing its great relevance today. The text is the definitive 1959 edition with a foreword by Martin Luther King, Jr. It includes forewords from earlier editions, the chapter on class struggle and nonviolent resistance from 1934, a crucial excerpt from a 1929 preliminary study, a biography and bibliography of Gregg, and a bibliography of recent work on nonviolence


Preface to the 1934 edition -- Foreword to a discipline for non-violence 1941 / Mohandas Gandhi -- Foreword to the 1944 edition / Rufus Matthew Jones -- Preface to the 1944 edition -- Foreword to the 1959 edition / Martin Luther King Jr. -- Preface to the 1959 edition -- Preface to the 1960 Indian publication of the 1959 edition -- Modern examples of nonviolent resistance -- Moral jiu-jitsu -- What happens -- Utilizing emotional energy -- How is mass nonviolence possible? -- The working of mass nonviolent resistance -- An effective substitute for war -- The class struggle and non-violent resistance -- Nonviolence and the state -- Persuasion -- The need for training -- Training

Nonviolence Pacifism


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