September 30, 2012

Is Arab Spring a Redux of Europe in 1848?

Mike Rapport, The Globalist

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The Arab Spring has parallels with many of history's revolutionary spasms, including Europe's Springtime of the Peoples in 1848. But changes at the top, the ideological underpinnings of the revolutions, and even the local dynamics of sectarian and tribal divisions may ultimately give the new Arab regimes a better chance for lasting reform than Europe's "Forty-Eighters" ever had.

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