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Los totalitarismos presumen ser dueños de la verdad absoluta

Si algo tienen en común los distintos regímenes totalitarios que han gobernado en distintos lugares del planeta, es su convicción de que son depositarios de una verdad superior, que les permite, moralmente, aplicar el concepto maquiavélico, el fin justifica los medios. 482 more words


Food for Thought-3 Leadership Lessons from Gene Sharp

Have we ever talked about Gene Sharp?  He’s an activist, educator, and a general thorn in the side to dictators in Kiev, Tehran, Cairo, Belgrade, and even a few in the United States.  339 more words

Food For Thought

Cómo empezar una revolución - Gene Sharp

Una historia sobre el poder de la gente para cambiar el mundo y sobre un hombre que durante más de 50 años ha ayudado a los pueblos a derrocar a sus dictadores. 33 more words


The Failure of Nonviolence

The Failure of Nonviolence: From the Arab Spring to Occupy

 By Peter Gelderloos (2013 Left Bank Books)

Book Review

You occasionally read a totally mind bending book that opens up a whole new world for you. 1,778 more words

Inspiring Moments In Resistance

What could Libya, Egypt and Syria have used from From Dictatorship to Democracy?


So apparently Libya, in place of its former tyrant, Moammar Gadhafi, is overrun by militias and warlords in lieu of a central state. Now, class, what did the people involved in toppling Gadhafi forget to do in order to ensure the stability of their country post-topple? 346 more words

(Again, acknowledgements to Keld Bach, over at Against the Grain)

The Brown Revolution of the Ukraine

Israel Shamir

I am a great fan of Kiev, an affable city of pleasing bourgeois character, with its plentiful small restaurants, clean tree-lined streets, and bonhomie of its beer gardens.

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