Thoughts on ethnic and international conflicts and the democratic ideal.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The motives for the Arab Spring
Foreign Policy discusses in an article (The anatomy of protest in Egypt and Tunisia) the motives for the uprising. According to the article - citing opinion polls - the overwhelming majority was concerned with economic issues. Police brutality (the death of Khalid Said was an important factor in getting the uprising in Egypt started) is hardly mentioned.