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of Nonviolence, The Muste Institute Pamphlet Series
The Institute publishes a pamphlet series comprised of historical and
contemporary essays on issues of social change. Covering, among other
topics, nonviolent resistance and national defense, liberation struggles,
racism, sexism, and labor organizing, they place 19th century thinkers
next to present day activists. They demonstrate that the threads linking
radical pacifist philosophy through the ages are strong and durable. These
pamphlets are distributed to activist groups, schools and colleges, and
individuals for classes, discussion groups and public events.
of A.J. Muste
So that new generations of activists may be inspired by A.J. Muste's life,
the Institute has reprinted the collection of his writings. The book is
edited by Nat Hentoff, with a new preface by Jo Ann O. Robinson. Originally
issued in 1967, this new edition includes Muste's "Notes for an Autobiography,"
plus essays on pacifism, civil rights, trade unionism and foreign policy.
Written between 1905 and 1966, the essays are an extraordinary inspiration
for, and companion to, our everyday work for peace and social justice.
The Story of A.J. Muste by Nat Hentoff. An activist writer chronicles
the 'grandfather' of the current U.S. peace movement-minister, labor activist,
pacifist and resister, who left us with a legacy of nonviolent direct
action. This edition contains many photographs and an introduction by
Larry Gara, a leading historian of the nonviolent movement.