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Summary of Self-Liberation by Gene Sharp

After literally reading through about 900 pages of Self-Liberation by Gene Sharp and all its recommended readings, I have finally emerged with a 13-page summary

Self-Liberation is basically an expansion of From Dictatorship to Democracy, which is considered to be THE how-to book on strategizing for nonviolent struggle and which I also summarized. The great thing about it is that it’s about more general social struggle than dictatorships specifically, making it much more applicable to the situation in the United States (among other countries).

As I mentioned in the summary for FDTD, anyone who wishes to organize a nonviolent struggle must learn this stuff if your actions are going to be effective.

If you have any comments, questions, suggestions or criticisms, please let me know! I hope to keep revising it as needed.

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