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Slapping Down the Waves…

… Does Not Calm the Water As usual, Juan Cole sees and says it best. The LAT reports that the rebellion against Muammar Qaddafi’s 41-year dictatorship in Libya headed toward an end-game on Wednesday, as Misurata, the country’s third-largest city … Continue reading

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Middle East, Egypt: A Note on Coverage

This story is everywhere on all the news channels. There is no need for me to cover breaking news everywhere available. If I spot something I think more deeply significant, or run across a particularly compelling analysis, I will take … Continue reading

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“A Rorschach Test for Distinguishing Reactionaries from Innovators”

Juan Cole, on Tunsia: The Tunisian uprising that overthrew the 23-year-old regime of strongman Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali had resonances throughout the Middle East. Leaders of countries invested in the region’s authoritarian and highly unequal status quo rejected the political … Continue reading

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself.

Get me re-write! That needs to be: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself Muslims. Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the incoming chair of the House committee on Homeland Security has announced that he will hold hearings into … Continue reading

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Juan Cole Weighs in on Wikileaks

As I noted in my earlier post, Slapping Down the Waves… more than 200 mirror sites have popped into existence to keep Wikileaks available. (See Evading a shutdown from FP Passport | FOREIGN POLICY). Juan Cole, as ever, has a perspective … Continue reading

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