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Nonviolence promises more hope for man than any other

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Unformatted text preview: ld'. It, like the being-in-common from which it arises is, therefore, also self-propagating. The conundrum of violence is consequently not one problem amongst many, it is intimately related to the conundrum of being-in-common itself. For, in its freedom, human being is always potentially a violent mortal puzzle to itself, because the violence which it can always threaten itself with, in consequence of the very differential composition of the life that it is, cannot be mastered and overcome by greater violence, (Another way of saying that danger is inherent to the free (in)security of human being, and not an externality to be exterminated.) More to the point. Neither can it be mastered and overcome by regimes, either of normalizing surveillance or of policing love, premised alike upon the violent, and violence-inducing, denial of violence and difference. The political alone offers some way of addressing it short of the dissolution of all limits, particularly that threatened by those who dogmatically insist upon the violent, sovereign decidedness of their own limits. VIOLENT RESISTANCE WEAKENS THE EFFECTS OF EFFECTIVE FORMS OF RESISTANCE Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler, PhD at Tufts University and author of Strategic Aspects of Nonviolent Resistance Movements, STRATEGIC NONVIOLENT CONFLICT, 1994, pg. 132. In face of foreign protests and disgust at home, Cuno's administration abandoned support for sabotage and "active resistance." Twenty French and Belgian soldiers died during the Ruhr conflict, many in acts of sabotage and violence. These acts did little to hinder the occupation, although they perhaps restrained some Germans from collaboration. On the other hand, harsh occupation sanctions in the wake of sabotage weakened passive resistance by absorbing vital resources and weakening commitment. German resistance was based in part on the belief that other powers would eventually intervene if the nation pursued a nonviolent campaign. Outside support for Germany was clearly weakened by...
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