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Monday, September 3, 2012

A Sharp Article

Coming Sunday from NYTinterview with legendary peace advocate/writer Gene Sharp, now 84.  Yes, I met him back in my days at Nuclear Times in the 1980s. Excerpt:
Sharp, a former University of Massachusetts professor who has written 11 books, is widely regarded as the godfather of nonviolent revolution. His 93-page book, “From Dictatorship to Democracy,” is available on the Internet in 24 languages and was as influential to would-be revolutionaries during last year’s Arab Spring as any other text. His work was reportedly taught in training workshops for Egyptian revolutionaries long before the events in Tahrir Square. And it has been used by activists in Zimbabwe, Estonia, Serbia, Vietnam, Burma and Lithuania. Officials in Damascus and Iran have accused him of being a C.I.A. agent.

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