Gene Sharp: A dictator's worst nightmare. At 84, American political scientist Gene Sharp has seen his lifelong work on nonviolent resistance echo around the world.
Political scientist Gene Sharp has been called the father of nonviolent struggleSharp wrote a manual on how to overthrow dictatorships, "From Dictatorship to Democracy"Sharp says no regime can survive without the support of its peopleArab Spring put a new spotlight on Sharp's work London (CNN) -- It's a dark January evening, and in an anonymous townhouse near Paddington station, a man is talking about how to stage a revolution. A young Iranian asks a question: "The youth in Iran are very disillusioned by the brutality of the violence used against them ... It has stopped all the street protest," she says.