Articles by Michael N. Nagler

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The Kapp Putsch and Modern Memory
Michael N. Nagler | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Nov 2016

Nonviolence in Today’s USA – Nonviolence cannot simply mean you wait for the putsch to happen, then rush to the street and non-cooperate. It has to mean a complete overhaul of the cultural factors that led to our putting more citizens in prison than any other democracy, having more guns than people and a higher rate of murder or suicide, a larger military budget than most of the world’s countries put together, and a foreign policy incapable of any but endless war.

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Questions the Media Are Not Asking about Norway
Michael N. Nagler and Stephanie N. Van Hook – Metta Center for Nonviolence, 1 Aug 2011

The law enforcement entities dealing with the appalling massacre in and around Oslo last Friday have been understandably preoccupied with the question, did the perpetrator, Anders Behring Breivik, act alone. That is an important question for them, but it does nothing to help the rest of us understand and respond to this tragedy.

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How to Help the Two Koreas Become One
Michael N. Nagler & Stephanie N. Van Hook - Truthout, 27 Dec 2010

Anyone who studies conflict knows that there are two ways to go about resolving one. There is, of course, a violent path, which ultimately leads to war, but there is also a nonviolent route that leads to reconciliation and the resumption of normal ties…. As in any conflict large or small, one has to start with the assumption, so far conspicuously absent here, that the people of North Korea – yes, including their leadership – are rational.

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Michael N. Nagler, 14 Apr 2009

"As a colleague of mine in Public Health recently declared, ‘We are increasing violence by every means possible.’ He was talking about the mass media. The enormously high, and increasing, level of violence in the ‘entertainment’ industry – including the violent emphasis of the nightly news – makes violence seem normal, unavoidable, sexy and fun […]

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