Friday, February 18, 2011

How-To Manual for Revolutionaries

The New York Times had an article the other day on Gene Sharp, an American political scientist who wrote several works on the tactics of nonviolent revolution. Evidently his ideas have been used by actual revolutionaries in Serbia, Ukraine, and now in the Middle East to help overthrow dictators. Evidently, activists in Burma and elsewhere are interested in his ideas as well. His foundation's website includes copies of many of his works, including the classic From Dictatorship to Democracy, which is available in over 24 languages.
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