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The Conquest of Violence

The Conquest of Violence

Bart De Ligt (Author)

  • Publisher: Pluto
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 322
  • Released: Jan 7, 1988
  • ISBN-13: 9781853050572


A textbook on the theory and practice of non-violence, written by a Dutch pacifist and anarcho-syndicalist who warns that "the more violence, the less revolution". He links Gandhi's principled non-violence with the total non-cooperation advocated by the syndicalists during the General Strike. The result is a theory of non-violent direct action which had a widespread impact on British and American pacifists of the 1930s and remains an influence on activists today.

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