The Man Who Tried to Take the Violence Out of War
February 5, 2018 7:26 AM Subscribe
Gene Sharp, 1928-2018. The founder and former director of the Albert Einstein Institution dedicated his life to the study of nonviolent political struggle, and his books have been used as virtual how-to manuals by pro-democracy activists around the world. ("I would rather have [Sharp's book Civilian-Based Defense] than the nuclear bomb," Audrius Butkevicius, the former Lithuanian defense minister, once said.) Appreciation for Sharp from Slobodan Djinovic and Srdja Popovic (leaders of the anti-Milosevic movement in Serbia), Timothy Gee, and Jesse Walker.