In the capstone to a brilliant career, Michael Nagler argues that nonviolence--not just as a tactic but as a way of being--is the only way to unite deeply divided people and that without it progressive movements will inevitably fail.
Michael Nagler is president and cofounder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence and is one of the most respected scholars and advocates of nonviolence worldwide. He also founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at University of California, Berkeley, where he is a professor emeritus of classics and comparative literature. He is the author of The Nonviolence Handbook, Our Spiritual Crisis, and The Search for a Nonviolent Future, and his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere.
"Professor Nagler is a trusted interpreter of my grandfather's life
and message. In this book he reveals the unique importance of
Gandhiji's great discovery of nonviolence for our time and brings
out its indispensable role in the shift to a sustainable
civilization on which our life, and possibly all life on earth, now
-Rajmohan Gandhi, Professor, University of Illinois
"Coming from his deep understanding of Gandhian nonviolence, he identifies missing elements in our development of a 'new story,' especially where we fail to focus on our inner being ('third harmony') and find there the precious resource of metta (nonviolence) that the Buddha and all the great teachers tell us lies within. May every lover of life read and be empowered by this passionate and compelling book."
-Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life
"A powerful 'new story' rooted in wholeness is being called forth! Michael Nagler's important and groundbreaking new book is an insightful exploration and guide for the social healing and transformational possibilities urgently needed for these times!"
-Belvie Rooks, coauthor of I Give You the Springtime of My Blushing Heart