February 2011

"Run, friends, the old world is behind you!"

          I’ve spent a lot of the last few weeks glued to the TV and the computer screen, watching the news from the Middle East with gobsmacked delight—a great democratic tsunami first rolling over Tunisia and Egypt, now struggling to breach the walls of autocracy in Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Yemen. Can Saudi Arabia be far behind?

Copyright © Meredith Tax 2010. All Rights Reserved.