Gandhi In Egypt

March 1, 2011

Author: Diana Eck

Source: The Harvard Crimson

In November, I invited the eighty year old political theorist, Gene Sharp, to my seminar, “Gandhi: Then and Now.” We had reached the “now” part of our study, looking at the ways in which Gandhi’s strategic non-violent resistance had moved beyond India. Sharp spoke about why some movements, like Polish Solidarity, succeeded in achieving political change and why others, like the 2007 Burmese monks’ movement, faltered.