James Douglass recently published the monumental and important study of Gandhi Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment with Truth. Few remember that much earlier in the Eighties he and Shelley gathered the humorous yet poignant feature of the Ground Zero peace-making newsletter called Dear Gandhi, a parody of the famous Dear Abbey series. In these letters to Gandhi, a variety of figures, historical and animal allegedly write to Gandhi with their concerns, easily answered in a spirit of peace and nonviolence by the great soul.
Please note in this volume that the replies to the letters which actually quote Gandhi have an asterix next to his name, as in Gandhi*
The rest are creations of the Douglasses and the crew at Ground Zero.
An interesting historical artifact now, a quarter century later, and a refocussing and strengthening tool for the nonviolent action now required in these late times.
And a delightful read!
James Douglass also writes:
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
Resistance and Contemplation: The Way of Liberation
The Non-Violent Cross: A Theology of Revolution and Peace
Lightning East to West: Jesus, Gandhi, and the Nuclear Age
The Nonviolent Coming of God