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Nonviolence vs pacifism: a psychiatrist’s view

Clinical Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine


This is a psychological analysis of threat, deterrence, war and nonviolence in human relations, mainly in international conflict. Gandhian principles lead to an anti-war strategy, with evidence that conflict resolution without war is both practical and principled. Research by D. Grossman confirms that war is neither normal nor necessary in the present epoch.

Keywords: peace, war, conflict, nonviolence, Gandhi, psychology, pacifism

Oryginal language: English

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