January 31, 2011

How Food Riots Start

Evan Fraser & Andrew Rimas, Foreign Affairs

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The connection among rising prices, hunger, and violent civic unrest seems intuitively logical. But there was more to Tunisia's food protests than the logic of the pocketbook. The psychological element -- a sense of injustice that arises between seeing food prices rise and pouring a Molotov cocktail -- is more important.

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