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Free: From Dictatorship to Democracy — The Egypt Playbook

If you want to learn how to stage a nonviolent revolution, then the place to start is the free downloadable book From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp. From Dictatorship to Democracy -- Gene Sharp

The New York Times writes:

Few Americans have heard of Mr. Sharp. But for decades, his practical writings on nonviolent revolution — most notably “From Dictatorship to Democracy,” a 93-page guide to toppling autocrats, available for download in 24 languages — have inspired dissidents around the world, including in Burma, Bosnia, Estonia and Zimbabwe, and now Tunisia and Egypt.

The BBC writes:

This is Dr Gene Sharp the man now credited with the strategy behind the toppling of the Egyptian government.

Gene Sharp is the world’s foremost expert on non-violent revolution. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages, his books slipped across borders and hidden from secret policemen all over the world.

Me, I am going to read the handbook this weekend. I do believe I can think of a few items right here in my home state of Georgia that might demand a bit of nonviolent resistance. More later.

Here are more of Gene Sharp’s writings.

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