Tyrants can only retain power when the masses cooperate with tyranny. Successful nonviolent resistance movements—from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights demonstrates to modern protests in Iran—show that taking up arms is not always necessary for, and can be antithetical to, advancing freedom. Today on The Re-Education, Eli Lake discusses nonviolent resistance with Cameron Khansarinia, policy director of the National Union for Democracy in Iran.

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