Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays

Revolutionary Nonviolence Essays One of the remarkable men staring off with Statement on Entering Prison ending in with Statement Before Sentencing on Anti Riot Conviction During WWII Dellinger went to jail proclaiming tha

  • Title: Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays
  • Author: David T. Dellinger
  • ISBN: 9780672508707
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of the remarkable men, staring off with Statement on Entering Prison 1943 ending in 1970 with Statement Before Sentencing on Anti Riot Conviction During WWII Dellinger went to jail proclaiming that all war is evil useless This collection of short essays from 1943 69, many of which originally appeared in Liberation magazine, bear witness to a quartOne of the remarkable men, staring off with Statement on Entering Prison 1943 ending in 1970 with Statement Before Sentencing on Anti Riot Conviction During WWII Dellinger went to jail proclaiming that all war is evil useless This collection of short essays from 1943 69, many of which originally appeared in Liberation magazine, bear witness to a quarter century of pacifist protest civil rights activity An abiding humanism is central to his tactics tenets no pig hater he The only way we can begin to break the vicious circle of blindness, hatred inequality is to combine an uncompromising war upon evil institutions with an unending kindness love of every individual including the individuals who defend existing institutions But he never forgets where his sympathies ultimately lie better to resist oppression violently than not at all Visits to vindications of N Vietnam, Cuba Peoples China are relatively scrupulous affairs, since he makes point of seeking out opposition elements asking embarrassing questions of the authorities The bulk of the essays report analyze movement developments right up to the Chicago police riot of 68 He closes with a comparison between the indictment of the Chicago conspirators Hitler s attempt to discredit Communists in the Reichstag Trial.

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    1. Reading David T. Dellinger is like reading the works Mohandas Gandhi addressed to Anglo-Americans regarding his pacifist philosophy. Although sympathetic to many revolutionary movements utilizing physical force to achieve humane ends, both maintain that soul force is superior. As a young man, very concerned about and opposed to the United States' invasion of Vietnam, but very uncomfortable with hurting anyone, I found their arguments to be of great interest and went so far as to join The War Res [...]

    2. My notebooks are rich with quotes from this book. Dellinger had unorthodox views on many issues, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, electoral politics, capitalism, militarism, Cuba, prisons. Whether or not you agree with his views, they are worth considering, if only because they are so different from the standard versions.He contends that the attack on Pearl Harbor was deliberately provoked by the U.S. Navy, on orders from Washington; that “Hiroshima and Nagasaki were atomized at a time [...]

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