Critique of Nonviolent Politics
From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement

Ryan, Howard
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Year First Published:  {23841 Critique of Nonviolent Politics CRITIQUE OF NONVIOLENT POLITICS From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement Ryan, Howard http://www.connexions.org/CxLibrary/Docs/CX9124-Ryan-CritiqueofNonviolentPolitics02.pdf http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/sts/bmartin/pubs/peace/02Ryan.pdf Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social movements." He says that nonviolence theory "is troubled by moral dogma and mechanical logic." 1984 2002 174pp PMP Pamphlet - <br> <br> <br>Table of Contents <br> <br>Preface <br> <br>Part I Problems of Nonviolent Theory <br>1 Nonviolent Philosophy <br>2 Moral View: Violence Itself Is Wrong <br>3 Practical View: Violence Begets Violence <br>4 Nonviolent Theory of Power <br>5 Voluntary Suffering <br>6 Common Nonviolent Arguments <br>7 A Class Perspective <br> <br>Part II Gandhi: A Critical History <br>8 Father of Nonviolence <br>9 Satyagraha in South Africa <br>10 Textile Strike <br>11 Noncooperation Movement 1919-22 <br>12 Religious Conflicts <br>13 Salt Satyagraha <br>14 Congress Ministries <br>15 The War Years <br>16 Independence and Bloodshed <br> <br>Part III Nonviolence in the Anti-Nuclear Movement <br>17 Nonviolent Direct Action <br>18 Consensus Decision Making <br>19 Open, Friendly, and Respectful <br>20 Civil Disobedience <br> <br>Epilogue <br> <br>Notes CX9124 1 true true false CX9124.htm [0xc00038c570 0xc0003c0030 0xc000178660 0xc00020ff20 0xc000881c50 0xc0007f1f50 0xc000546b40 0xc000472a50 0xc000231860 0xc000c0e600 0xc000f49050 0xc0003297a0 0xc000736e40 0xc001224540 0xc001375140 0xc0008d1ce0 0xc001111740 0xc001622f00 0xc001a97b90 0xc001db6e70 0xc001f059b0 0xc00062a090 0xc000751bc0 0xc000806f30 0xc000807e60 0xc000a0b200 0xc00107ec30 0xc001335ad0 0xc0016f95f0 0xc001a13cb0 0xc001af8ae0 0xc001f28fc0 0xc0021aa690 0xc00257eb70 0xc002275170 0xc0008b8cf0 0xc00090d6b0 0xc0009817d0 0xc0009c1dd0 0xc001deaae0 0xc001e244b0 0xc001e88c00 0xc001f6b6b0 0xc002764b10 0xc00279ee40] Cx}
Year Published:  2002
Pages:  174pp   Resource Type:  Pamphlet
Cx Number:  CX9124

Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social movements." He says that nonviolence theory "is troubled by moral dogma and mechanical logic."

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part I Problems of Nonviolent Theory
1 Nonviolent Philosophy
2 Moral View: Violence Itself Is Wrong
3 Practical View: Violence Begets Violence
4 Nonviolent Theory of Power
5 Voluntary Suffering
6 Common Nonviolent Arguments
7 A Class Perspective

Part II Gandhi: A Critical History
8 Father of Nonviolence
9 Satyagraha in South Africa
10 Textile Strike
11 Noncooperation Movement 1919-22
12 Religious Conflicts
13 Salt Satyagraha
14 Congress Ministries
15 The War Years
16 Independence and Bloodshed

Part III Nonviolence in the Anti-Nuclear Movement
17 Nonviolent Direct Action
18 Consensus Decision Making
19 Open, Friendly, and Respectful
20 Civil Disobedience

Epilogue

Notes

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