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Джин Шарп

Дата рождения: 21. Январь 1928

Джин Шарп — американский общественный деятель, известный своими книгами по методам ненасильственной борьбы с государствами, которые используются во всём мире как один из инструментов «мягкой силы». Основатель Института имени Альберта Эйнштейна, финансируемого Национальным фондом демократии, Фондом Форда и Международным республиканским институтом и имеет тесные связи с аналитическим центром RAND Corporation.


„Журналисты знают не всё. Они лишь пытаются узнать то, что им позволяют узнать.“

„Идеи, вдохновляющие американское правительство, основаны на американских идеалах, но, достигая их, правительство вынуждено переступать через другие ценности. И вот это раздвоение постоянно преследует американскую идеологию.“


„Революция не результат — это начало движения к новому.“

„The fall of one regime does not bring in a utopia. Rather, it opens the way for hard work and long efforts to build more just social, economic, and political relationships and the eradication of other forms of injustices and oppression.“ From Dictatorship to Democracy

„Dictators are not in the business of allowing elections that could remove them from their thrones.“ From Dictatorship to Democracy

„The degree of liberty or tyranny in any government is in large degree a reflection of the relative determination of the subjects to be free and their willingness and ability to resist efforts to enslave them.“ From Dictatorship to Democracy

„By placing confidence in violent means, one has chosen the very type of struggle with which the oppressors nearly always have superiority.“ From Dictatorship to Democracy

„Some foreign states will act against a dictatorship only to gain their own economic, political, or military control over the country.“ From Dictatorship to Democracy


„Dictatorships usually exist primarily because of the internal power distribution in the home country. The population and society are too weak to cause the dictatorship serious problems, wealth and power are concentrated in too few hands. Although dictatorships may benefit from or be somewhat weakened by international actions, their continuation is dependent primarily on internal factors.“ From Dictatorship to Democracy

„Violence by the defenders will be used by the putschists to justify overwhelming repression which they want to use anyhow.

It will be used to CLAIM that the putschists are saving the country from ‪‎terrorism or ‪#civil war‬, and are preserving "‪law‬ and ‪‎order‬“
The anti-coup

„As Charles Stewart Parnell called out during the Irish rent strike campaign in 1879 and 1880:
It is no use relying on the Government.... You must only rely upon your own determination.... Help yourselves by standing together... strengthen those amongst yourselves who are weak..., band yourselves together, organize yourselves... and you must win...
When you have made this question ripe for settlement, then and not till then will it be settled.“

„The foreign states may become actively involved for positive purposes only if and when the internal resistance movement has already begun shaking the dictatorship, having thereby focused international attention on the brutal nature of the regime.“ From Dictatorship to Democracy


„The firt basic principle of ‪‎anti coup‬ defense is therefore to deny legitimacy to the putschists“ The anti-coup

„Nonviolent defiance often risks serious casualities, but it seem to produce far fewer casualitie than when both sides use violence.

At the same time, presistence in nonviolent struggle contributes to much greater chance for success than if the resisters had chosen to fight a militarily-prepared opponent violence“
The anti-coup

„Whatever promises offered by dictators in any negotiated settlement, no one should ever forget that the dictators may promise anything to secure submission from their democratic opponents, and then brazenly violate those same agreements.“ From Dictatorship to Democracy

„Further, democratic negotiators, or foreign negotiation specialists accepted to assist in the negotiations, may in a single stroke provide the dictators with the domestic and international legitimacy that they had been previously denied because of their seizure of the state, human rights violations, and brutalities. Without that desperately needed legitimacy, the dictators cannot continue to rule indefinitely.“ From Dictatorship to Democracy

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