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Making Force Synonymous with Violence

One of the mistakes people make about nonviolent conflict is confusing it with passive resistance. Where the latter is an approach to life that shuns the use of force in any form, the former attempts to win a conflict by

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The terrorist label and academic cowardice

I returned to college spring of 2002, six months after 9/11. I considered the opportunity, at my age and with my background, a miracle. The honor and gratitude I felt fueled an almost maniacal effort to excel in every class.

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