Monthly Archives: June 2013

COERCION, MANIPULATION AND PERSUASION, PART IX

Greenleaf wrote this essay, subtitled ‘Reflections on a Strategy for Change,’ in 1984.  This is my ninth posting from this essay.  Greenleaf writes: Let us suppose, though, that in 1915, Gandhi was deeply committed to persuasion.  What corollary attitudes would … Continue reading

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COERCION, MANIPULATION AND PERSUASION, PART VIII

Greenleaf wrote this essay, subtitled ‘Reflections on a Strategy for Change,’ in 1984.  This is my eighth posting from this essay.  Greenleaf writes: The third failure was Gandhi’s great dream of a good society, which he dangled before the Indians.  … Continue reading

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COERCION, MANIPULATION AND PERSUASION, PART VII

Greenleaf wrote this essay, subtitled ‘Reflections on a Strategy for Change,’ in 1984.  This is my seventh posting from this essay.  Greenleaf writes: First, British India was predominantly Hindu, but it had a substantial Muslim minority.  As the independence movement … Continue reading

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COERCION, MANIPULATION AND PERSUASION, PART VI

Greenleaf wrote this essay, subtitled ‘Reflections on a Strategy for Change,’ in 1984.  This is my sixth posting from this essay.  Greenleaf writes: We have just cited two contemporary examples of what most people would consider highly civilized institutions, the … Continue reading

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COERCION, MANIPULATION AND PERSUASION, PART V

Greenleaf wrote this essay, subtitled ‘Reflections on a Strategy for Change,’ in 1984.  This is my fifth posting from this essay.  Greenleaf writes: A second example of the consequences when good people coerce is the universities.  Universities hold great coercive … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Happy Father’s Day.  Gentle reader you might wish to read or re-read my postings beginning on 15 January, 2013…Greenleaf’s essay, ‘My Life With Father.’  If you, gentle reader are a father I celebrate you; if you are not a father, … Continue reading

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COERCION, MANIPULATION AND PERSUASION, PART IV

Greenleaf wrote this essay, subtitled ‘Reflections on a Strategy for Change,’ in 1984.  This is my fourth posting from this essay.  Greenleaf writes: Overt coercion has long been associated with violence.  Evidence is accumulating that covert and nonviolent tactics may … Continue reading

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