Talk:The Unconquerable World

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Initial comments[edit]

This summary is made from my recent reading of the book and notes I took. I think it is an important book and so deserves a longer summary Szczels (talk) 11:49, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

This is not an essay it is a concise summary that sticks closely to the books structure. I'm not adverse to someone who has read the book making it more concise and I will do this within the next week or so if no-one else does. With regard to its notability - if you go to the Jonathan Schell page you will see that it was one of the few of his books that did not have a separate wikipedia page. The author is well known in the field as can be seen from the links on this page.Szczels (talk) 17:13, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Some possible links to assert notability: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20030519/schell2 http://archive.peacemagazine.org/v19n4p29.htm http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/government-of-the-people-shall-not-perish/review-the-unconquerable-world-power-nonviolence-and-the-will-of-the-people http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2701435.The_Unconquerable_World_Power_Nonviolence_and_the_Will_of_the_People?page=2 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Szczels (talkcontribs) 17:36, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

I do think more books on Wikipedia need to include a summary/abstract by a third party and something on the books critical reception, or we might as well have links to Amazon! Szczels (talk) 10:03, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Some work has been done on the issues raised. Gordo (talk) 13:45, 30 November 2009 (UTC)


Neutrality[edit]

This article is now being edited to make it NPOV, without being anodyne. Gordo (talk) 10:43, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

I cannot get 'Workers Defence Committees' to link to the Wiipedia page fo this name. why? Szczels (talk) 16:13, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Related articles[edit]

The Wisdom of Crowds by James Suroweicki (2004)

The Theory of Communicative Action by Jurgen Habermas (1981) Szczels (talk) 15:24, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Fuller Notes[edit]

Fuller notes can be found on this blog [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Szczels (talkcontribs) 12:04, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Why does Schell not refer to Gene Sharp ?[edit]

The 3 volumes of ‘The Politics of Non-violent Action’ by Gene Sharp that was first published way back in 1973 is the first expression of this theory and it seems plain wierd that Schell does not refer to him. I need to check the book again to make sure. Szczels (talk) 21:47, 1 February 2012 (UTC)