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Introduction

ByRoberto Baldoli

The 'reconstructed' nonviolence can be neither a principle nor a technique of action. This chapter reinterprets nonviolent action as an impure praxis, the centre of a rising ideological family, a non-systematic revolutionary approach enhancing freedom and plurality. The success of the nonviolent campaign was decided by the federal government, which means it was decided by a more powerful armed organisation. The result is that nonviolence returns to be an articulated but united political system of concepts, a political ideology which avoids being reduced to physical violence as well as to dogmatic rejections of violence. The nonviolence as political ideology offers a clear path to tackle the actual crisis of democracy, which shapes politics, policy and polity. This project includes and necessitates an 'open religion', able to foster the purest and most extreme actions of freedom and plurality in everybody. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.