Monthly Archives: April 2011

The End of a Revolution

“In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.”                                                                                 – Alexis de Tocqueville In a revolution, the beginning should not be marked by the first calls to mobilize against the existing … Continue reading

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When Bullets No Longer Kill

A lot has been written, is being written, and will be written on the 2011 Arab Revolutions: the surreal way in which one country after the other finally gave in to the will of the people, the way preemptive reform … Continue reading

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I Live…(The Proud Version)

I live in a country where a hometown means that everyone knows who I am, what my father does, where my mother is originally from, what car my uncle drives, and who my cousins are married to all at once

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I Live…(The Dismal Version)

I live in a country that boasts one of the world’s earliest examples of urban planning yet lacks any such planning to speak of today

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A Conspiracy by the People

Not every call for freedom will result in improved political and civil liberties.  Not every call for an end to corruption will result in greater prosperity.  Not every cry for justice will result in the release of those unfairly detained.  … Continue reading

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