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Non-Violence or Non-Existence: Introduction…

Non-Violence or Non-Existence: Introduction to the Ghandian ideology of a…

by Satish Kumar

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From the book flap: "In this book, which takes the form of a dialogue between the author and an interlocutor, Satish Kumar expounds Mahatma Gandhi's concept of the New Society. He maintains that the political and economic problems harrassing mankind today stem from the centralization of power. The human virtues of Non-Violence and Truth cannot thrive in such a wilderness and can only do so when the people themselves enrich and till the soil of government by direct participation. The author spells out the advantages of a partyless democracy, deeply and firmly grounded in local self-government, along the lines of the flourishing Village Republics of the Indian Gramdan movement. Socialism wih Spirituality and Revolution with Responsibility are the dynamics of this experiment. Wealth, he declares, is as ugly as poverty. Rule of technocrats and bureaucrats is soul-destroying. Satish Kumar exposes the dismal failure of our contemporary economy with its production-consumption structure and shows the way for a total revolution."
  WARM | May 11, 2009 |
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