Social Power and Political Freedom

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Social Power and Political Freedom

By Gene Sharp
Porter Sargent, 1980
456 pp. $15.95
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A treatise on political theory and a call to new thought and action against the institutionalized violence which takes the form of war, genocide, dictatorship or social oppression. Sharp, an enemy of centralized power and an advocate of nonviolent resistance and sanctions, is not afraid to think boldly, although the kind of social action he calls for seems far beyond man's present capabilities and intentions.