An interview with Hardy Merriman of ICNC
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An interview with Hardy Merriman of ICNC

“A key lesson here is that engaging in nonviolent struggle is both an art and a science. What I’m talking about here is the science part—general knowledge and principles that we have seen work everywhere. We look at civil resistance as a social science, but we also don’t think there is any formula. I can share with other people what I know, but I certainly can’t tell others what to do. Local context differs in different places and so it’s up to people in a particular context to decide if and how they think the general principles of civil resistance can be applied in their situation. Learning and applying knowledge in your context—that is the art…”


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