There can be no doubt about the core of the revolutions sweeping North Africa and the Middle East. As John F. Kennedy said in another context 50 years ago, the torch is being passed to a new generation.
I'm not in a position to say my culture is better than another other culture, and I understand that the feelings I have right now may change. But regardless of that, I can't stop myself from thinking about the true meaning of freedom.
During the revolution in Egypt, Coptic Christians in Tahrir Square held hands around Muslims conducting Friday prayers to protect them from surprise attack. Why aren't we doing the same here in the United States?
While many causes have no doubt contributed to the unrest roiling the Middle East, including technology and envy of Western freedoms, a key factor, John Denniston convincingly shows, is soaring food prices.
The peaceful protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square succeeded where years of jihadi bloodshed have not produced a single political change. This is a profound anti-jihadi lesson -- it would seem God is really on the side of the people.