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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Gene Sharp poses at his office in Boston Thursday, June 25, 2009 with a photo of Gandhi at rear. Iranian protesters wondering what to do next are being encouraged to turn to the same source that helped drive a decade of nonviolent revolutions in eastern Europe: a how-to guide to toppling dictatorships written by an aging American academic you've probably never heard of. But the Iranian regime definitely knows Gene Sharpe's name and released a fictionalized video last year warning he and other Americans were planning a "velvet revolution" in Iran. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)