Civil (Service) Disobedience: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

It is one of the supreme and perverse truths of history that dictators commit no crimes — they simply get others to commit them. In 1905, the Czar’s troops mowed down protesters in Red Square, and the Russian Revolution was basically postponed until 1917. It wasn’t until millions of soldiers experienced such carnage and deprivation on the front lines that the consequences for disobeying…

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Mark Olmsted

Mark Olmsted

Author, "Ink from the Pen," about my 9 months using creativity as the ultimate survival tool behind bars.