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Wake up calls…

20 Jan, '111 Comment

Read Eric Goldstein’s articles in Foreign Policy if you have a chance. The gist of it is the realisation which should be visited to all heads of state is this: A government that crushes dissent and censors the media might preside over relative prosperity and make the trains run on time, but its real stability […]

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From one extreme…

From one extreme…

17 Jan, '115 Comments

Whenever something gets banned, people will find a way around it. Simple human nature. This is even more so if the entity doing the banning is a government. Tunis – yes, the laundry is being well and truly aired about that oh-so-stable country aplenty now – has not only banned the call to prayer on […]

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Mixed messages

Mixed messages

17 Jan, '1110 Comments

This is on Al-Wasat‘s front page this morning: On the right, the Crown Prince inaugurates the building of a low income community of 444 much needed houses in Malkiya, one of the Bahraini fishing villages. While on the left, a picture of two children of 12 years old sitting on a bench inside the court […]

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Internet Citation Etiquette

Internet Citation Etiquette

16 Jan, '113 Comments

Follow this, and you’ll prove that you’re not a dumb-ass who revels in stealing others’ efforts and hope that no one will discover your plagiarism. Our illustrious press and media might also want to take note of this, seeing that they have no code of ethics to follow, this is a good start: LOLDWELL.com via […]

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An Arab Revolution! WTF!

An Arab Revolution! WTF!

14 Jan, '118 Comments

Bye bye dictator. Good luck to Tunisia and Tunisians over the critical coming few weeks and months. Keep your head, for goodness sake and don’t turn it into a North African Iraq. You have an unbelievable chance to make things better and inculcate popular modern democracy. Don’t fall into the theocracy trap, it won’t do […]

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