Crowd-sourcing questions for Chenoweth
[I'm stickying this since on reflection putting the positive aspects of non-violence forward with good data is probably a better contribution than polemic. I mean, I can do 2008 all over again, I know how to do this, but do we really want or need that? Adding: To me, this is especially critical now after Chris Hedge's "own goal," which is already being used to discredit non-violence as such. But to all, ask any question you like, the more difficult the better! --lambert]
I'd like to put together some questions for Professor Chenoweth and submit them to her for an interview. See her slides here; 2008 article here; research page here. And see also the comment thread at NC here; it's instructive. Here's one:
Do you have examples of violent factions that broke off from non-violent movements and succeeded?
NOTE Jeff W kindly sent me a copy of Chenoweth's book!