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RESISTANCE TACTICS

http://www.reason.com/9501/dept.bkCARPENTER.text.html

Ted Galen Carpenter's review of the 1995 book,
Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: The Dynamics of
People Power in the Twentieth Century by Peter
Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler. From the
review:


"....The most tenacious myth Ackerman
and Kruegler debunk is that nonviolent
resistance is effective only in dealing with
democratic governments that have adopted
uncharacteristically repressive policies.
According to that argument, peaceful
demonstrations and civil disobedience can
prick the conscience of democratic rulers and
publics, gain the support of international
opinion, and force a change of policy while
totalitarian and authoritarians regimes will
simply use whatever force is necessary to
smash the opposition...."
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