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How the great popular uprising could go so horribly wrong

Joseph Daher, Elizabeth F. Thompson: Syria After the Uprisings: The Political Economy of State Resilience, How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

SYRIA: A book about how the West stole democracy from the Arabs. It became completely grotesque when the great powers in the best colonial style began to assess the suitability of the individual peoples for independence: Syria itself ended up in category A – as suitable for independence, but Palestine ended up in category B.

The unpleasant truth

Marielle Debos: Living by the Gun in Chad

: Living by the Gun in Chad is a real find for those who want to understand the political complexity of sub-Saharan Africa.