September 18, 2012

New Media Meets the New Mideast

Roger Cohen, New York Times

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In a hyperconnected world possibilities increase for a minority of extremists to manipulate the moderate middle: Look at what a handful of idiots in California helped ignite.

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TAGGED: Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, Arab Spring, Middle East, Libya, Egypt, YouTube


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