By James Cracraft
The tale of Addams and Tolstoy brings into concentration problems with carrying on with public situation, together with the usually conflicting calls for at the individual—particularly women—of relations and society; the legitimacy of violence in pursuit of political goals; the matter of poverty; the function of presidency in social reform; and where of faith in either private and non-private lifestyles. The specific ways that those emblematic figures handled such debatable concerns provide insights that could be helpful even today.
Yet the only most vital hyperlink among Addams and Tolstoy was once their preoccupation with the query of peace, which they understood as a cost subsuming all different values or items. So Shining Souls can be in regards to the invention and unfold of “pacifism” in 19th-century Europe and the US and the nice main issue in its historical past brought about via global battle I.
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Two Shining Souls: Jane Addams, Leo Tolstoy, and the Quest for Global Peace by James Cracraft