Ruthless regimes not impervious to civil resistance: A reply to Maged Mandour

Open Democracy November 1, 2013
Republished by International Center for Nonviolent Conflict
   There is little systematic evidence to suggest that “ruthlessness” is, in and of itself, a critical variable. Maged Mandour’s article on openDemocracy, “Beyond Civil Resistance: The Case of Syria”, argues that civil resistance has been marginalized in the Syrian insurrection because it doesn’t work  against “ruthless” regimes. But history doesn’t support that conclusion…