with the Dalai Lama
"This may be one of the most
important books to come out of this transition to the twenty-first century."
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Albany: SUNY Press, 1998,
$21.95 paperback ISBN 0-7914-3784-1
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Rambo and the Dalai Lama:
The Compulsion to Win and
Its Threat to Human Survival
by Gordon Fellman, Brandeis
Rambo and the Dalai
Lama suggests that the assumption that human life is based on conflicts
of interest, wars, and opposition of people to each other and to nature
exists as a paradigm that supplies meaning and orientation to the world.
An alternative paradigm sees cooperation, caring, nurturing, and loving
as equally viable ways of organizing relationships of humans to each
other and to nature. Fellman sees this shifting emphasis from adversarialism
to mutuality as essential to the survival of our species and nature itself.