Saturday, 26 February 2011

An interesting Article on the revolutions in the Arab world

So much has been written on this issue, but I respect when there are alternative and well written views. This article by Abbas Barzegar starts off so beautifully, even I do not share all of his options, it does make you think. Well worth a read.
Its starting paragraph
"The renegade philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek once noted the absurdity of certain items in our modern consumer culture: The chocolate laxative, non-alcoholic beer and decaf coffee. What these products have in common is that each one offers you a much desired substance without its negative side effects. It is a way of enjoying, consuming something but avoiding the potential harm it might cause. The same tendency, according to Zizek, can be found in our politics."

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