Started by Guybrush, Jan 09, 2023, 09:50 AM
Quote from: Toy Revolver on Mar 29, 2023, 05:24 AMtoday i also finished reading Gandhi: His Life and Message for the World by Louis Fischer (1950)i highly recommend this biography i've read and watched a fair amount on gandhi but this book more than anything else i've come across explains the methodology of his nonviolent approach and the reason it was so successful even if sometimes it doesn't sound like it i've always been drawn to radical pacifism as an approach to achieve radical change this book, without being dogmatic, makes a great case for the power of nonviolent action even against a violent regime it also makes a good effort to put the uk into a fair light - gandhi was very candid in his criticisms of the colonizers but was also quick to point out ways in which they were morally more advanced than indiai doubt an honest approach to this subject would be published today but the author met with gandhi before he was assassinated and only used direct quotes from gandhi to bring in the realities of the colonization and the resistance and lack of resistance to the independence movement like i said, i highly recommend this book and i doubt it was ever improved upon
QuoteTo be honest though, I struggled with the length of this book
Quotethis one is 530 pages
QuoteCongrats on visiting the great man's ashram; I can't really imagine you as a twenty-something ashram visitor.
Quote from: Lisnaholic on Apr 02, 2023, 05:17 AMAh! Same author, same topic, even same year of publication (1950) but apparently not the same book: this one is 530 pages, which of itself is not excessive, but with all the political rallies and factional divisions, I found it a struggle.Congrats on visiting the great man's ashram; I can't really imagine you as a twenty-something ashram visitor.
Quote from: Toy Revolver on Apr 05, 2023, 04:14 PMmore from this impressive issue of the new yorker - a short story called ALISA by Lyudmila Ulitskayaher wikipedia page makes want to read morehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_Ulitskaya
Quote from: jadis on Apr 09, 2023, 02:33 AMQuote from: Toy Revolver on Apr 05, 2023, 04:14 PMmore from this impressive issue of the new yorker - a short story called ALISA by Lyudmila Ulitskayaher wikipedia page makes want to read morehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_UlitskayaIs it about the lady whose mother did an Anna Karenina?