Just in time to get us in the mood to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, The Nationoffers an article on the transformative (and redemptive) power of nonviolence. Primarily an interview/discussion between Jonathan Schell and Taylor Branch (with moderator SuzannahLessard), the article reminds us of how much social change is possible through the power of nonviolence.
A poet, a scholar, an administrator, a wanna-be mystic--always wrestling with the temptation to run away to join an intentional community--but would it be contemplative? social justice oriented? creative? in the mountains? in the inner city?--may as well stay planted and wrestle with these tensions and contradictions here, at the edge of America.