How to bring down a dictator: the manual
From Dictatorship to Democracy
Read it here: the manual for toppling a tyrant
The thoughts and ideas which inspired the people power movement that brought down Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia and helped those who toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt
By Prof Gene Sharp, the man they call the Clausewitz of non-violent defiance
From Dictatorship to Democracy was originally published in Bangkok in 1993 by the Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in Burma in association with Khit Pyaing (The New Era Journal). It has since been translated into at least thirty-one other languages and has been published in Serbia, Indonesia, and Thailand, among other countries. This is the fourth United States Edition.
It is a serious introduction to the use of non-violent action to topple dictatorships.
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Prof Sharp has placed this book in the public domain.
At the Albert Einstein Institute where he works, the book is already available in these languages: Amharic, Arabic, Azeri, Belarusian, Burmese, Chin (Burma), Jing-paw (Burma), Karen (Burma), Mon (Burma), Chinese (Simplified Mandarin), Chinese (Traditional Mandarin), English, Farsi, French, Indonesian, Khmer (Cambodia), Kyrgyz, Pashto, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Tibetan, Tigrigna, Vietnamese.
With an introduction by Gus Dur (Abdurrahman Wahid), later president of Indonesia