Gandhi and Beyond

TitleGandhi and Beyond
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleNonviolence for an Age of Terrorism
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCortright, D
Number of Pages288 pp.
PublisherParadigm Publishers
CityBoulder, Colorado
ISBN Number1-59451-266-3
Accession Number733

Is there room for nonviolence in an age of terrorism? Longtime peace activist and authority on creative nonviolence David Cortright makes a strong case for the need for nonviolent action now more than ever. Drawing on the legend and lessons of Gandhi, Cortright traces the history of nonviolent social activism through the early 20th century to the civil rights movement, the Vietnam era, and up to the present war in Iraq. Gandhi and Beyond offers a critical evaluation and refinement of Gandhi's message, laying the foundation for a renewed and deepened dedication to nonviolence as the universal path to social progress and antidote to terrorism.

- Portrays Gandhi's political strengths and weaknesses in an impeccably researched and historically accurate work.

- Extends the lessons of Gandhi as they were applied by such 20th century luminaries as Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Dorothy Day, and Barbara Deming.

- Integrates the author's deep personal experience with the peace movement and commitment to nonviolent action from his service in Vietnam up to the current war in Iraq.

- Presents classic historical photos, timelines, anecdotes, and quotes to enliven the text.

- Offers a new analysis of the role of sex and gender in Gandhi's life, as well as the importance of feminism to peace movements past and present.