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As the November Presidential election nears, thoughtful leaders are worrying about the possibility of a power grab should the vote be close with procedures challenged. George Lakey believes a coup attempt is unlikely, but notes that the President refuses to say he will abide by the electoral result.
Prudent people like insurance. (Lloyds of London began as a Quaker firm.) How in today’s situation can Quakers join others in creating a Plan B should the worst happen? George will bring a lifetime of nonviolent research and action to this question, drawing on the experience of other countries that have faced authoritarian power grabs.
George Lakey, a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, recently retired from Swarthmore College. He has taught at Pendle Hill, Woodbrooke, Haverford, and Penn. His most recent paperbacks are Facilitating Group Learning and How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning.
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