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Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialist: Buddhism and the Compassionate Society

by Terry Gibbs
ISBN: 9781783606443
Original price R 329.00 - Original price R 329.00
Original price R 329.00
R 329.00
R 329.00 - R 329.00
Current price R 329.00

To the surprise of many, the Dalai Lama recently declared that, 'I am a socialist'. While many Buddhists and socialists would be perplexed at the suggestion that their approaches to life share fundamental principles, important figures in the Buddhist tradition are increasingly framing contemporary social and economic problems in distinctly socialist terms.

In this novel and provocative work, Terry Gibbs argues that the shared values expressed in each tradition could provide signposts for creating a truly humane, compassionate and free society. Hopeful about our potential to create the 'good society' through collective effort, Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialist is grounded in the fundamental belief that everyday human activity makes a difference.

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