Chris Hedges and Sabah Alnasseri: The Revolutionary Age, Part 2

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with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Oct 6, 2015

In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges sits down with Middle Eastern Studies Professor, Sabah Alnasseri. The two dissect the genesis of political revolutions, particularly focusing on the Middle East. They discuss the role of religion in the region, and name the reasons for the increased prevalence of fundamentalism. teleSUR

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Poetic justice in Qatari tyrant’s fairytale of supporting regional democracy and free speech by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
Crossposted from
December 5, 2012

Once upon a time there was a very rich emirate whose royal ruler wanted to dazzle the world with his magnanimity and appreciation of free speech. It was a bold move because, in this particular geographical desert enclave, the oil-rich kingdoms were typically ruled with an iron rod by absolute unelected monarchs. These tyrants, who lorded over their people with megalomaniacal majesty, were widely feared by the populace because they did not tolerate the slightest dissent to their hereditary despotism. At the drop of a royal whim, disobedient subjects could be flung into dungeons and tortured until death.

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Noam Chomsky: Emerging World Order and the Arab Spring + Q&A

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with Noam Chomsky

Oct 23, 2012 by

Noam Chomsky, philosopher, political analyst and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, delivered a lecture at AUC titled “Emerging World Order and the Arab Spring.” The lecture was held on Tuesday, October 23 at Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Square.

Chomsky is widely regarded as the founder of modern linguistics and is the author of more than 100 books on topics ranging from linguistics to political science and journalism. In 2005, he was voted as the leading public intellectual by the British Prospect magazine, and the Chicago Tribune described him as the most quoted author alive today.
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