Originally Posted by AemJeff
I highly recommend Louis Fisher's biography of Ghandi
as a way of begininng to develop a nuanced understanding of what pacifism was to Ghandi and how he used it as a political tool. Note, that I'm not a pacifist, in fact I work in a defense-contractor environment. So, I'm not saying the takeaway ought to be an embrace of that outlook, but it's fascinating to see how deftly he played his role, generally, in my opinion, and his enormous contribution toward the greater good.
Thanks Jeff. I somehow didn't even recognize the fact that my handle is Propagandhi, and here I am confessing my ignorance of Gandhi. Handle comes from the band www.propagandhi.com
- Big anarcho-punk band. Great lyrics, probably surpassing any political band ever in terms of lyrical quality. That being said, I definitely do not subscribe to most if any of their general political views.