Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Book review: Karuna Mantena on Unusual Politics: Ramin Jahanbegloo’s "The Gandhian Moment"
Ramin Jahanbegloo - The Gandhian Moment
Reviewed by Karuna Mantena
For Gandhi, mass political action came with a host of dangers. It bred collective egoism or self-expansion, a moral hubris that, in turn, could unleash a politics without limits. His challenge was to develop forms of nonviolent collective action that could temper this moral-political psychology and be effective without relying upon sheer force. Gandhi’s response was to return individualization to the dynamics of mass action.