Nagler, Michael N. Manual de la noviolència. Una guia per a l’acció pràctica. Barcelona: Institut Català Internacional per la Pau; Líniazero, 2018.
In this book, Michael N. Nagler offers a synthesis of the inspirational principles of nonviolence, from the origins of Gandhi’s thinking to the most outstanding figures and examples of recent years.
The book is a guide for the use of nonviolence in a creative way to confront any problem and to build changing movements capable of restructuring the foundations of society. The author also identifies some tactical mistakes that commonly commit nonviolent actions without success, such as the manifestations of Tiananmen Square or the protests of Occupy movements, and also includes examples of stories of successful nonviolent revolutions around the world, even an example of Nazi Germany.
For Nagler, nonviolence is much more than a simple tactic, it is a way of living that enriches all aspects of our lives.
The author
Michael N. Nagler is an Emeritus Professor of Classical and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Barkeley, where he founded the study program on Peace and Conflict. He is the author of Our Spiritual Crisis (Open Court, 2005) and The Search for Nonviolent Future (New World Library, 2000), which received the American Book Award in 2000 and has been translated into different languages. He has also written articles for The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Nagler is also the founder and president of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, where he is currently developing his main activity.