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Pacifism as Pathology


Manufacturer: AK Press

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Pacifism, the ideology of nonviolent political resistance, has been the norm among mainstream North American (and UK) progressive groups for decades. But to what end? Ward Churchill challenges the pacifist movement's heralded victories - Gandhi in India, 1960s anti-war activists, even Martin Luther King's civil rights movement - suggesting that their success was in spite of, rather than because of, their nonviolent tactics.

Pacifism as Pathology was written as a response not only to Churchill's frustration with his own activist experience, but also to a debate raging in the activist and academic communities. He argues that pacifism is in many ways counter-revolutionary, that it defends the status quo rather than leading to social change. In these times of upheaval and global protest, this is a vital and extremely relevant book.

Churchill's uncompromising and outspoken argument is a hugely useful tool in seeking to clarify your opinion on this emotive and vital topic. This edition includes a new preface by Derrick Jensen as well as the earlier one by Ed Mead and an essay from Mike Ryan.

AK Press, 2007.

Product Code: 9781904859185

Author: CHURCHILL, WARD with RYAN, Mike

ISBN: 9781904859185

Publisher: AK Press

Binding: paperback


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