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  • Published: 5 October 1990
  • ISBN: 9780099780304
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $27.99
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The Different Drum

Community-making and peace


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`The overall purpose of human communication is - or should be - reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another. . '

Although we have developed the technology to make communication more efficent and to bring people closer together, we have failed to use it to build a true global community. Dr M. Scott Peck believes that if we are to prevent civilization destroying itself, we must urgently rebuild on all levels, local, national and international and that is the first step to spiritual survival.

In this radical and challenging book he describes how the communities work, how group action can be developed on the principles of tolerance and love, and how we can start to transform world society into a true community.

  • Pub date: 5 October 1990
  • ISBN: 9780099780304
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

M. Scott Peck

A graduate of both Harvard University and Case Western Reserve, Dr Peck served in the Army Medical Corps from 1963 to 1972 and had a private practice in psychiatry from 1972 to 1983. He also devoted much of his time and financial resources to the work of the Foundation for Community Encouragement, a nonprofit organization which he and his wife, Lily, helped found in 1984. His bestselling books include The Road Less Travelled and Beyond, A World Waiting to Be Born, and What Return Can I Make? Dr Peck died in 2005.

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Praise for The Different Drum

“I have been touched by this inspiring book.”

Carly Simon


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