Credits and Acknowledgments

My most humble bow to the people throughout history who had the courage to use nonviolent conflict to resist violent oppression. Because of their suffering, we have hope today. Next, I would like to recognize the scholars who conducted the research and developed the case studies needed to understand the dynamics of nonviolent conflict. I hope I have done an adequate job of getting the results of their efforts into the minds of more people. For a complete list of these scholars, please see the citations for my dissertation, Integral Nonviolent Conflict: Reframing the Idea of Civil Resistance Against Violent Oppression, available here or for public access through ProQuest/UMI publications. I also acknowledge Ken Wilber, who created the “all quadrants all levels” (AQAL) model of integral theory I used to begin integrating the field of strategic nonviolent conflict and to inform The Boétie Legacy, and a World in Peril.

I would also like to thank the people who have helped bring The Boétie Legacy to publication, specifically my beta readers for struggling through an earlier draft; my editor, Jennifer Zaczek of Cypress Editing, for guiding me through my first attempt at fiction; Dane at ebooklaunch.com for his patience in developing the cover design; Amanda Christine Kruse for proof reading the final manuscript, and the members and administrators of the Alliance of Independent Authors for their tips and support.

I also want to state that I spent only two months in Granada, Nicaragua, writing the first draft of The Boétie Legacy, and a World in Peril. I am not an expert on the country, nor do I have deep knowledge about the expats living there. My attempt was to provide a feel for the culture shock one experiences when moving to a poor country outside the world’s core group of nations, and to offer a more realistic view of Nicaragua than one gets from travel publications more interested in profit than reality.

Finally, I would like to offer a very special mention to A.M.M. for a memorable introduction to Granada, and my appreciation to the other expats and locals who also provided stories, insights, and anecdotes about life in Nicaragua.

 

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