About this book
From the bestselling author of "Cod" and "Salt", this is a brilliant new book on the place of pacifism in world history. It explores the theories of Tolstoy, Shelley, Gandhi, Martin Luther King and others. With a foreword by the Dalai Lama. 'Erudite and eloquent' "Economist"
Following the grand sweep of history from Confucius to Tolstoy, Erasmus to Gandhi, this book traces pacifism and its proponents to show how many modern ideas, a united Europe, the United Nations, and the abolition of slavery - originated in non-violence movements.