Is it useful to distinguish between ‘violent’ and ‘nonviolent’?

Shon Meckfessel brings up an interesting point in his critique of Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan's 2011 book Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. The critique cuts to the heart of the modern debate between violent vs. nonviolent means for achieving social change. In short, how can it be proven that nonviolent … Continue reading Is it useful to distinguish between ‘violent’ and ‘nonviolent’?