Rising Up and Rising Down

Rising Up and Rising Down : Some Thoughts on Violence Freedom and Urgent Means

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William T. Vollmann's abridgment of his 3,500-page, seven-volumemagnum opus

An odyssey through the history of violence, Rising Up and Rising Down combines William T. Vollmann's voracious appetite for the details of history with a disregard for his own safety, examines the actions of historical figures, scrutinizes the thinking of philosophers and finds Vollmann posting personal dispatches from some of the most dangerous and war-torn places on earth. The result is his Moral Calculus, a structured decision-making system designed to help the reader decide when violence is justifiable and when it is not.
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  • Hardback | 752 pages
  • 154.9 x 243.8 x 43.2mm | 1,133.99g
  • Hopewell, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0060548185
  • 9780060548186

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