Joan Bondurant


Joan Bondurant born Great Bend, KS December 16, 1918 (d. 2006). Professor; pianist; linguist; leading scholar of nonviolence, authority on Gandhi; researcher for OSS during World War II.


"The Gandhian experiment suggests that if we are to free ourselves from fear and threat alike, we pause from our flight from violence to set ourselves to the task of its conquest." (Conquest, last sentence; photo