Gandhi and Nehru took their inspiration from the Irish, people like Arthur Griffith. Who? Though violence gets all the headlines, rendering the powerful suddenly powerless though noncooperation is by far the most effective tactic. Our guest Professor David C. Cochran argues that we should look for inspiration today to the underappreciated but incredibly impressive founding of rebel Dail Eireann 100 years ago. We are faced with great challenges today, such as the threat of fascism. It’s good to remember that unjust rulers know what do do when faced with violence, but they are befuddled and helpless against creative and bold nonviolent resistance. And the goal is to win.

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