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Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Tina Rosenberg has a fascinating piece in Foreign Policy on CANVAS, a group of Serbian activists who have been training dissidents to foment democratic revolutions throughout the world. If her assertions are true, the wave of revolutions currently sweeping through the Arab world are far more closely coordinated than generally recognized and are part of a much larger democratic impulse affecting authoritarian regimes throughout the world. Their roots lie not in 1848, or in the collapse of the Soviet empire, or in the enthusiasms unleashed by President Bush's liberation of Iraq, but in Serbia in the late 1990's. I'm skeptical, but it's an interesting perspective.

Read it here.

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