The power of nonviolence

Gene Sharp explains how it gets the job done

Nothing “soft” about it

Gene Sharp, author of Gandhi Wields the Weapon of Moral Power (1960) and From Dictatorship to Democracy (1993), speaks here about his life’s passion and work.

Sharp has walked what he talks for decades. As a young man, he was sentenced to two years in prison for civil disobedience during the Korean War.

Sharp states, “There is nothing weak about a technique of struggle which can take the legitimacy away from a repressive government; which can produce a defiant population uncontrollable by the police and military forces sent to repress them. There is nothing weak about paralyzing an economic system.”




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