Religion: The Temptations a Revolutionary Encounters

THE Berrigans contend that revolution must begin with profound personal change, because other human development is impossible without it. They recognize that a violent society can invite equally violent revolution, but they do not counsel it. In his new book, No Bars to Manhood, Daniel Berrigan suggests the temptations that the revolutionary must face. Excerpts:

¶ The validity of politicizing others as a tactic is always questionable. My difficulty is not with the tactic as such, but with the way it almost inevitably becomes an occasion for manipulation of others, on behalf of more or less laudable purposes.

¶ Do not validate...

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