The struggle in Egypt has only just begun, and there is a long road ahead to realize the democratic ideals of Egyptian activists.
We don’t need to take up the Tea Party’s anti-intellectualism to gain popular traction, but we do need to take up the populist messages they’ve cornered. That’s what historically galvanizes the masses in the United States.
What happens next seems to be anyone’s guess.
If South Sudan can ever find the means to establish control over its own oil reserves and resist the international economic meddling that would undo any progress it seeks for its people, that will truly herald a new era of decolonization.
The Killing, a whodunit that covers the investigation into teenager Rosie Larsen’s murder ended its season without giving us much information, frankly, about whodunit.
It is increasingly clear that the Western narrative of an “Arab Spring” is too simplistic to responsibly capture events on the ground.
The IDF troops were not defending themselves against a legitimate threat of violence – they just wanted to quell the protesters.
The Book of Mormon soundtrack tries, with varying degrees of success, to satirize three different subjects: Mormons, Broadway and Western ignorance about Africa, respectively.
In a Strange Room didn’t have any of the gimmicks or signs of writerly significance to win the Man Booker Prize, but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t read it. Its sometimes bleak depictions of human frailty and weakness are somehow uplifting and beautiful in the end.
“Do you fill the time with negative nervousness or with reverence, mindfulness and joy?” Witmer asks.