Views for 2011-01-29

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Mona Eltahawy
Smashing Through Fear in Egypt
NEW YORK CITY -- As the people of my homeland, Egypt, stage a popular uprising against the 30-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, the White Stripes keep singing in my head: "I'm gonna fight 'em off /...
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Mark LeVine
President Obama, Say the 'D-Word'
It's incredible, really. The president of the United States can't bring himself to talk about democracy in the Middle East. He can dance around it, use euphemisms, throw out words like "freedom" and...
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Robert Fisk
A People Defies Its Dictator, and a Nation's Future is in the Balance
It might be the end. It is certainly the beginning of the end. Across Egypt, tens of thousands of Arabs braved tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades and live fire yesterday to demand the removal of...
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Simon Tisdall
White House Wobbles on Egyptian Tightrope
Caught off guard by the escalating unrest in Egypt, the Obama administration is desperate to avoid any public appearance of taking sides. But Washington's close, longstanding political and military...
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Michelle Chen
Pushing Back Against Economic Crisis, Youth Unrest Ripples Around World
Has anyone noticed that new unemployment claims just climbed by 51,000 to 454,000 ? Maybe we're tired of being reminded about the jobless rate. It was politely ignored in President Obama's State of...
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Michael Abrams
Beyond the Economic Treadmill and Toward True Well-being
Life Satisfaction for Various Groups -Forbes magazine's ‘‘richest Americans'' 5.8 -Pennsylvania Amish 5.8 -Inughuit (Inuit people in northern Greenland) 5.8 -African Maasai 5.7 -Swedish probability...
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Jeff Cohen
Fear Extreme Islamists in the Arab World? Blame Washington
In the last year of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. questioned U.S. military interventions against progressive movements in the Third World by invoking a JFK quote: "Those who make peaceful...
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