NON-VIOLENCE

GENE SHARP 1928-2018

By Will Travers [Editor’s Note: In early 1983, The Voluntaryists (with the Center for Libertarian Studies) sponsored a one-day conference in New York City on “The Politics of Nonviolent Action.” Gene Sharp presented the keynote address. Also, I wrote two reviews of his books in early issues of this newsletter. As this article concludes, Gene …

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NONVIOLENCE: A REVIEW OF MARK KURLANSKY’S 2006 BOOK BY THAT NAME

By Ned Netterville I seldom come across a book by an Earthling (voluntaryists and Austrian economists are from Mars or Venus, depending on their gender) that sends me to my feet pumping my fist like Tiger Woods when with talent and force of will he sends a forty-foot put curling into the cup. But that’s …

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Without Firing A Single Shot: Voluntaryist Resistance and Societal Defense

by Carl Watner From Number 128 [Author’s Note: This is not the original version of this article that appeared in Issue 128. What appears here was published in Volume 20, Number 3 of THE JOURNAL OF LIBERTARIAN STUDIES (Summer 2006).] IN HIS BOOK REVIEW, “Security Without a State,” David Gordon concluded that “The notion that …

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Watcha Gonna Do?

Excerpts from a Speech by Gene Sharp [Editor’s Note: Gene Sharp is the doyen of nonviolent thinkers. Born in 1928, he founded the Albert Einstein Institution in 1983. Its mission, an extension of his life’s work, is to advance the study of nonviolent action. His 3 volume work, THE POLITICS OF NONVIOLENT ACTION (1973) came …

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