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The Friday Book Report: The Politics of Nonviolent Action
What more is there to say about Gene Sharp's three volume work on nonviolence. On the back cover, Colonel Bletz said all that needed saying.
...a monumental piece of work...impressive....It does not seem too unrealistic that nonviolent action would or should be one of the options within a nation’s defense policy....The military professional...should read this book with a view toward determining if nonviolent action can play a logical role in the defense of his state or in an alliance structure....This volume makes a great deal of sense and if the insights it offers are accepted in a practical way and...examined unemotionally, it will be a valuable contribution to the study of relations among states and to the search for valid alternative defense policies. - Col. Donald R. Bletz, Department of National and International Security Studies, U.S. Army War College, MILITARY REVIEW
Anything that makes the Army War College stand up and take interest is worth a look by you. Of especial interest is the role nonviolence played in colonial America's struggles with the English crown.
These books (and others) are available at the The Albert Einstein Institute.
Just flipping through will be useful. And, if you only have time for one; read Volume II: Methods of Nonviolent Action.
Daniel I. Fearn
Former Sergeant of Marine Infantry and Special Literary Correspondent to the After Downing Street Coalition