The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-Revolution and the Making of a New Era
Sparked by the protest of a single vegetable seller in Tunisia, the flame of revolutionary passion swept across the Arab world in what has come to be called the Arab Spring of 2011. Millions took to the streets in revolt: the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya fell, other regimes remain embattled, and no corner of the region has escaped unchanged. In this informed an...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by Yale University Press
(first published March 16th 2012)
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This is a really good overview of what's going on in the Middle East right now - flirtations with democracy, foreign involvement in geopolitics and the role of media in it all. Of course a lot has happened even since this was published this spring. A sequel would be nice...