Blood and Progress : Violence in Pursuit of Emancipation Paperback / softback
by Nick Hewlett
From ending the feudal order to struggling against colonial rule; from revolts against slavery to the Bolshevik, Chinese and Cuban revolutions; and from ending foreign occupations to civil wars to overthrow dictators, violent means are seen to justify the non-violent ends. 'Necessary violence' was taken for granted by revolutionaries inspired by Marx, Lenin, Mao and Castro, and countless others.
Nick Hewlett places the objectives of non-violence and peace centre-stage to give you a new understanding of violence in revolt.
He argues that making the goal of a wholly peaceful society explicit makes an important difference to how we approach and understand violence in pursuit of emancipation.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
- Publication Date: 30/09/2016
- Category: Peace studies & conflict resolution
- ISBN: 9781474410601
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