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20 July 2017

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Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and ()

On Foreign Entanglements, Rob speaks with Erica about the effectiveness of non-violent protest. Erica works through the logic of why non-violence often proves a better practical choice than violent resistance, while Rob wonders why so many movements nevertheless resort to violence. Erica contrasts Egypt’s 2011 revolution and 2013 coup. They discuss the possibility of creating a policy infrastructure for supporting non-violent resistance, which Erica views with some skepticism. Is it possible to turn a violent movement toward non-violence? Plus: What Erica’s research could have taught the Occupy movement.

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Recorded:Nov 26    Posted:Nov 27, 2013
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Foreign Entanglements | Nov 27, 2013 | Robert Farley &

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