Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Is Tunisia the first domino to fall? - Telegraph

The voices of the people must be heard. Yes, other regimes in the Arab world should take note. People will not be silenced...

Is Tunisia the first domino to fall? - Telegraph

1 comment:

  1. I think the real takeaway from the article is this:

    "With a doubling in unemployed graduates, from 40,000 to 80,000 in recent years, the weaknesses of the Tunisian model became more obvious."

    Unemployment leads to political discontent, which makes conditions ripe for rebellion on some political level. As the fact that many terrorist recruits both in Al Qaida and abroad were unemployed Saudi college graduates from middle class families illustrates.

    But as a cynic at heart, I can't help but note the reverse paradox that says "be as corrupt as you want, just as long as I have a decent job" is cross cultural.