You say you want a revolution, here's what ya need to know
Read more about the shy, 83 year-old American, Gene Sharp.
... 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.
When Egypt’s April 6 Youth Movement was struggling to recover from a failed effort in 2005, its leaders tossed around “crazy ideas” about bringing down the government, said Ahmed Maher, a leading strategist. They stumbled on Mr. Sharp while examining the Serbian movement Otpor, which he had influenced.
Some of his writings:
- From Dictatorship to Democracy (93 pages English, available in 24 languages)
- 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action, a list of tactics that range from hunger strikes to “protest disrobing” to “disclosing identities of secret agents.”