Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Professor Michael Nagler on Nonviolence and Property Destruction

Dr. Michael Nagler is the founder of the Metta Center for Nonviolence in Berkeley, CA. He teaches two courses on Nonviolence at University of California, Berkeley INTRODUCTION TO NONVIOLENCE (PACS 164A) and NONVIOLENCE TODAY (PACS 164B) which is available on YouTube. In the video above Nagler offers an analysis of nonviolence and property destruction which is within the Gandhian tradition, and should be of interest to nonviolent civic activists.

Nagler is a practitioner of principled nonviolence which is different than strategic nonviolence, which Gene Sharp has done a lot of pioneering work on, and Nagler offers an interesting perspective that is equally important and should be taken into account.

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