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Myths of Mubarak

Posted February 8, 2011 | 13:36:42 (EST)

It is striking the extent to which the word "secular" -- and related terms such as secular democracy and secular leaders -- are relatively synonymous with all that is good, right and universal in many Western accounts of developments in Egypt.

The indiscriminate association of the secular with good...

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Iran: One Revolution at a Time

Posted June 29, 2009 | 18:38:51 (EST)

The violent and repressive tactics playing out today in the streets of Tehran bring back haunting images from the last Iranian revolution.

On September 8 (Black Friday), 1978, the Shah's troops fired on 20,000 pro-Ayatollah Khomeini protesters in Tehran's Jaleh Square, killing between 400 and 900 protesters, wounding 4,000,...

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