By Khalid Sohail
Can people dwell based on ethical values but kill to accomplish freedom? Can peaceable, non-violent protest really deliver sought-after freedoms? Dr. Sohail examines the philosophies and lives of twelve innovative political and social figures, together with Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dalai Lama, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Che Guevara, Franz Fanon, and Ho Chi Minh. In considerate, well-organized essays, he seems at a large spectrum of cultures and their struggles opposed to repressive governments, in either constructing and constructed societies. Dr. Sohail distills the worldwide rivalries and the effect of imperialism and colonialism. He explains the dynamics of the continued fight for peace and non-violent technique of dramatic switch. Dr. Sohail learn the works of a lot of these revolutionaries, and right here info what units them aside and makes them diverse from different well-known leaders. Prophets of Violence, Prophets of Peace effectively dissects the personalities of those nice leaders, supplying insights into background and the social standpoint of every guy. this isn't a condemnation of armed fight, yet particularly an exploration of the contradictions and ambiguities of the internal lives of those twelve males and of the standards which led each to selected both violent or peaceable ideas and ways.
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He was frequently attacked by many groups including the Ku Klux Klan who hated him with a passion and were instrumental in attacking his family, home and church. While the whole world was honoring him for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, FBI director J. ”(Ref 2 p 99) They feared that King was on the road to becoming a black Messiah. But the group that concerned King most was his fellow Negroes who wanted to embrace violence and start an armed struggle. They violently attacked King’s peaceful ideology and considered his philosophy unrealistic and idealistic.
The Dalai Lama, as a shy and politically naïve teenager, had to face the responsibilities of leading his people and defending his country against the Communist invasion. He was aware that being Buddhists, Tibetans disliked war and bloodshed. The worst profession for Buddhists was that of 27 DR. ” They did not believe in taking human life, which they considered to be sacred. The Dalai Lama realized that he had an army of only a few thousand and stood no chance of matching the onslaught of the Chinese army that was far superior in numbers and weapons.
They did not believe in taking human life, which they considered to be sacred. The Dalai Lama realized that he had an army of only a few thousand and stood no chance of matching the onslaught of the Chinese army that was far superior in numbers and weapons. He wrote, “Tibet was in grave danger for our army mustered no more than 8500 officers and men. ”(Ref 1 p 51) He was shocked to discover that some Chinese officials had bribed his brother to ask him to surrender, and if he refused, to kill him.