March 10, 2014

The Streets Ain't What They Used to Be

Christian Caryl, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.

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