Michael K. Duffey is associate professor emeritus and former director of the Interdisciplinary Major in Peace Studies at Marquette University. Duffey specializes in theological ethics with particular attention to issues of justice and peace, human rights, and Protestant and Catholic ethical methodologies. His most recent books are Sowing Justice, Reaping Peace: Case Studies of Racial, Religious, and Ethnic Healing Around the World and Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions (coedited with Irfan A Omar).
Chapter One A Hundred Years of Horrific War-making
The Just War Tradition
World Wars I and II
Five U.S. wars of choice
The war after the war
When wars are unjust
Chapter Two Mohandas Gandhi, the father of modern nonviolent, and war resistance
Early life and South Africa
Gandhi’s nonviolent campaigns in India
Nonviolent resistance to the Third Reich?
Nonviolent resistance in occupied Denmark
The rescue of Jews in Southern France
Chapter Three Successful Nonviolent Revolutions
“People Power” in the Philippines
Poland’s and East Germany’s victory against Communism
Tunisia and the beginning of the Arab Spring
Women’s liberation in Liberia
Chapter Four Systemic Racism from the Civil Rights Struggle to the Black Lives Matter Movement
U.S. Civil Rights Movements in the 1960s.
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Black Lives Matter
Chapter Five Nonviolent Struggles U..S. Farm Laborers, Native Americans, and Black South Africans
La Causa: justice for migrant farm workers
Native Americans recovering the center
Ending Apartheid in South Africa
Chapter Six Violent America
Building, buying, and selling weapons
“Wars” on the home front
Chapter Seven Citizen Movements against Violence
Challenging U.S. violence abroad
Overcoming violence at home: systemic racism, poverty, and incarceration
Defending the environment
Chapter Eight Nonviolence, world religions, and the virtues
Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Indigenous Spiritualities
Negative and positive “otherness”
Justice and mercy
Forgiveness and repentance
Reaffirming the Power of Nonviolence
Ireland’s violent journey to peace
How risky is nonviolence?
Appendix One Two Unsuccessful Nonviolent Struggles for Justice:
Egypt’s Arab Spring and the Israel-Palestine conflict
Appendix Two A Thought Experiment: Could emancipation have been achieved without the Civil War?
Abolition, Congressional accommodation, and the Civil War
We may feel more divided than ever, but this volume gives perspective to the multitude of times in human history when deep divisions have characterized our world and shows how nonviolence was used to bridge those divides. If you are looking to turn your students on to the study of nonviolence, this is the book for you. The incisive case studies included reveal the truly global nature of nonviolent social change. This is an accessible study that considers many angles from which to explore the who, what, when, and why of nonviolence.
War No More is a well-researched examination book on nonviolent approach to conflicts. Michael Duffey has painstakingly examined the philosophies and actions taken by groups all over the world to bring a peaceful resolution to conflict. This is a must-read for all who live peace.
In his most timely War No More: An Introduction to Nonviolent Struggles for Justice, Duffey joins his unwavering dedication as an educator and life-long commitment to nonviolent activism as an instrument in peacemaking and building a nonviolent culture, particularly in the United States.
This book takes the reader on a thematic journey through a variety of successful nonviolent struggles in the hope of inspiring new ones. It is an important addition to the growing literature in the field.
Duffey’s work challenges the inevitability of violence as he examines war’s devastation. Duffey explores successful nonviolent movements across the globe while specifically addressing the role of nonviolent activism against the violence of United States’ foreign and domestic interventions. This approach challenges students and instructors to re-examine existing assumptions about violence and considers the power and pragmatism of nonviolence, including on a personal level. Duffey’s work is essential reading for those considering the possibilities of peace in a twenty-first century world.
Duffey’s primer on nonviolence could hardly be timelier. It is thoughtful, readable, and eminently practical. Highly recommended.
The presumption that nonviolence cannot work is usually taken as a given. The given then becomes a necessity. In response to that presumption, Duffey offers us case studies to enliven our imaginations that makes possible our ability to see peace.
Even if you are familiar with many of Duffey’s case studies, you will value his insights and contemporary applications. Ring the church bells. We have an alternative to war.