Anniversaries are always good occasions to critically evaluate the trajectory of extraordinary social and political happenings.
- While Moscow was getting ready for a fairly low-key hundredth anniversary celebration of the Bolshevik uprising, another revolution resonated in the anti-Putin activist circles.
- It would be really reductive and misleading to speak of a couscous or bread revolution. People in the Arab world are in search of dignity, especially when there are countries such as Algeria that have reserves amounting to 150 billion dollars and do not create the conditions for development, with corruption instead spreading day after day. In his last speech Ben Ali said, “Yes, I do understand you.” But it was no use, time was already up.