Not Peace But a Sword
June 18, 1961
June 18, 1961. Running time 50:51. Thurman explores the role of violence in community life from an historical perspective. Thurman cites Gasset's analysis of violence as acting on an ascending and descending scale. For Thurman, non-violent resistance requires resisting evil not with evil but with peace and love. Thurman considers the Freedom Rides of that summer the essence of non-violent resistance and the response of violent mobs the essence of a community seeking to deal with guilt.