Is American Nonviolence Possible?

"We must understand first that nonviolence is not passivity," writes Todd May, Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of the Humanities at Clemson University, and the author of, most recently, Friendship in the Age of Economics.

His column is in response to the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, 2013. Refreshingly candid, May concedes non-violence is not a panacea, but rather "a lesson that has become buried under our ideology and our circumstances.  We need to learn it anew."