Tag Archives: Revolutions

Terror comes to Egypt

In revolutions, there often comes a stage of “terror” involving purges, numerous executions, mass arrests, and disappearances. Terror arises at a time when a new government, brought to power by popular agitation, decides the time has come to destroy its … Continue reading

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To anyone who has been waiting (anyone?) — my latest book is now available at the terrific price of under $10 (even less for the Kindle edition). Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction¬†(published by Oxford University Press) examines how revolutions differ … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring comes to Iran — again

A month ago, observers were stunned as a dark-horse reform candidate, Hassan Rouhani, was declared the winner of the presidential election in Iran. I haven’t commented yet because this was a surprise to me, and I wanted to try and … Continue reading

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