Visionaries: The 20th Century's 100 Most Important Inspirational Leaders Edited by Satish Kumar and Freddie Whitefield

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"Visionaries" brings together the lives and works of 100 great men and women who offered inspiration, hope and healing. The 20th century was marked by wars, dictatorships and environmental destruction, yet many individuals kept alive the hope of a sane and sustainable future through their example, ideas and vision. Their influence helped to bring to end colonialism and imperialism, apartheid and authoritarian regimes, and they also helped to foster the resurgence of an ecological, holistic and spiritual vision that increasingly resonates in the world today. Visionaries includes articles about: world leaders: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and The Dalai Lama spiritual figures: Krishnamurti, Desmond Tutu, Thomas Moore, and Thich Nhat Hanh writers: Wendell Berry, Kahlil Gibran, Aldo Leopold, and Arundhati Roy scientists: Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall and James Lovelock educators: Ivan Illich and Rabindranath Tagore economists: E. F. Schumacher and Muhammad Yunus ecological activists: Vandana Shiva, Terry Tempest Williams, and Wangari Maathai, among others within each category.

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