Give Peace a Chance

June 1, 2008
(was 05.13.2007)

When asked what he thought about Western civilization, Gandhi once famously said: I think it's a good idea. Gandhi's form of extreme nonviolence led to the civilized retreat of the British from the Indian sub-continent. But does non-violence still have the right stuff to effect social change in today's world? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, some new ideas about a very old subject - non-violence. And, could nonviolence have prevented World War II?

  1. Satish Kumar on "The Buddha and the Terrorist"

    A former Jain monk, Satish Kumar still follows Gandhi's principles of non-violence. He tells Jim Fleming why he thinks violence is an obsolete weapon.

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  2. Reihan Salam on "Gandhi"

    Reihan Salam critiqued the movie "Gandhi" for Slate Magazine in an article called "Meet the Hindustani Malcolm X."

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  3. Mark Kurlansky on "Nonviolence"

    In constructing his history of non-violence, Mark Kurlansky looks at history with a revisionist's eye and tells Steve Paulson that WWII might not have been necessary.

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  4. Andrew Carroll on "Grace Under Fire"

    Andrew Carroll is the founder of the Legacy Project which collects and publishes letters from combatants and their families and friends, and others who have been touched by the experience of war.

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