NONVIOLENCE: HISTORY AND STRATEGY
Strategies of Peace: Transforming Conflict in a Violent World, edited by Daniel Philpott and Gerard F. Powers (Oxford University, 2010). Fifteen leading scholars propose new and effective approaches to peacebuilding in the context of genocide, terrorism, and poverty.
If We Must Die: African American Voices on War and Peace, edited by Karin L. Stanford (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). From Frederick Douglass to Condoleeza Rice, Stanford provides a chronological history of African-American thought on violence and nonviolence.
Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War by Richard E. Rubenstein (Bloomsbury, 2010). Noted professor of conflict resolution Rubenstein examines U.S. rhetorical strategies around national self-defense, “humanitarian intervention,” and honor, plus 5 ways to think more clearly about war.
The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days by Karen Greenberg (Oxford, 2009). When did Guantanamo become a torture center and why? A must-read story for understanding what went wrong.