Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas by David Cortright

By David Cortright

Veteran student and peace activist David Cortright bargains a definitive heritage of the human striving for peace and an research of its spiritual and highbrow roots. This authoritative, balanced, and hugely readable quantity strains the increase of peace advocacy and internationalism from their origins in prior centuries in the course of the mass activities of modern a long time: the pacifist campaigns of the Thirties, the Vietnam antiwar circulation, and the waves of disarmament activism that peaked within the Eighties. additionally explored are the underlying rules of peace - nonviolence, democracy, social justice, and human rights - all positioned inside a framework of 'realistic pacifism'. Peace brings the tale updated by means of studying competition to the Iraq struggle and responses to the so-called 'war on terror'. this can be heritage with a latest twist, set within the context of present debates approximately 'the accountability to protect', nuclear proliferation, Darfur, and clash transformation.

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