Spring 2014 Catalog by Berrett-Koehler

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bk currents michael n nagler foreword by ann wright col us army ret and recipient state department award for heroism the nonviolence handbook a guide for practical action ·by the author of the american book award­winning search for a nonviolent future ·advocates nonviolence as the most effective approach to bringing about social change not simply the most ethical ·offers practical strategic advice for developing a disciplined and effective nonviolent strategy to address any issue or conflict despite the fact that two of the 20th century s most monumental campaigns for social change the civil rights movement and the drive for indian independence achieved their aims through nonviolent action the world continues to view nonviolence as a passive and largely ineffectual tactic all show and no substance in this short and powerful book renowned peace activist michael nagler proves precisely the opposite nonviolence is in fact an aggressive and highly effective approach nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force nagler writes but it demands tremendous courage and discipline and needs to be carefully thought through distilling the core theories of nonviolence and drawing deeply from the lives of leaders such as mahatma gandhi and martin luther king jr this action-oriented handbook offers both step-by-step guidance for planning a comprehensive nonviolent resistance strategy and advice for building change movements capable of restructuring the very bedrock of society nagler identifies the specific tactical mistakes made by unsuccessful nonviolent actions such as the tiananmen square demonstrations and the occupy protests and includes stories of lesser-known successful nonviolent resistance from around the world including an example from nazi germany in our violent world people long for nonviolent solutions but fear they don t work this book offers them hope michael nagler shows that not only is nonviolence the best way to solve our problems but it can go beyond a tactic to become a way of thinking that will transform society and enrich each of our lives michael n nagler is the founder and president of the metta center for nonviolence he cofounded the peace and conflict studies program at uc berkeley where he is professor emeritus of classics and comparative literature among other awards he received the jamnalal bajaj foundation s international award for promoting gandhian values outside india joining other distinguished contributors to nonviolence such as archbishop desmond tutu publication date april 2014 $12.00 paperback 96 pages 5½ x 8½ isbn 978-1-62656-145-8 pdf ebook isbn 978-1-62656-146-5 current affairs/nonviolent action rights world you might also enjoy edited by sarah van gelder and the staff of yes magazine this changes everything occupy wall street and the 99 movement $10.95 paperback isbn 978-1-60994-587-9 pdf ebook isbn 978-1-60994-588-6 jeffrey d clements corporations are not people why they have more rights than you do and what you can do about it $17.95 paperback isbn 978-1-60994-105-5 pdf ebook isbn 978-1-60994-106-2 u.s orders 800 929-2929 15