Iran and the Arab Uprisings

Iran and the Arab Uprisings

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<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2">A specter is haunting the Middle East -- the specter of democracy. This has been an underlying theme of much of the punditry that has been published in reaction to the epochal events which have been unfolding in the region over the course of the last several months. However, once euphoria's rose-tinted spectacles have been lifted away, one sees that the realities on the ground are proving more complicated. The Hegelian forward march of history propelled by the Spirit of Freedom and the inevitable telos of Western Liberal Democracy </span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">have</span><span style=""> repeatedly been exhumed to explain the enigmas and quandaries of the present; both meta-histories run into serious problems when one begins to look more circumspectly at the evidence and one's own preconceptions. These latest incarnations of "historical determinism" have been firmly rejected by prominent theoreticians of nonviolent resistance who write in the name of democracy and its promotion such as&nbsp;Gene Sharp, who are well aware that even though the battle may have been won, </span><span style="">a protracted</span></span><span style=""><span class="color_2"> war of attrition still lies ahead.</span></span></p>

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Iran and the Arab Uprisings

Iran and the Arab Uprisings

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<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2">A specter is haunting the Middle East -- the specter of democracy. This has been an underlying theme of much of the punditry that has been published in reaction to the epochal events which have been unfolding in the region over the course of the last several months. However, once euphoria's rose-tinted spectacles have been lifted away, one sees that the realities on the ground are proving more complicated. The Hegelian forward march of history propelled by the Spirit of Freedom and the inevitable telos of Western Liberal Democracy </span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">have</span><span style=""> repeatedly been exhumed to explain the enigmas and quandaries of the present; both meta-histories run into serious problems when one begins to look more circumspectly at the evidence and one's own preconceptions. These latest incarnations of "historical determinism" have been firmly rejected by prominent theoreticians of nonviolent resistance who write in the name of democracy and its promotion such as&nbsp;Gene Sharp, who are well aware that even though the battle may have been won, </span><span style="">a protracted</span></span><span style=""><span class="color_2"> war of attrition still lies ahead.</span></span></p>

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Iran and the Arab Uprisings

Iran and the Arab Uprisings

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<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2">A specter is haunting the Middle East -- the specter of democracy. This has been an underlying theme of much of the punditry that has been published in reaction to the epochal events which have been unfolding in the region over the course of the last several months. However, once euphoria's rose-tinted spectacles have been lifted away, one sees that the realities on the ground are proving more complicated. The Hegelian forward march of history propelled by the Spirit of Freedom and the inevitable telos of Western Liberal Democracy </span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">have</span><span style=""> repeatedly been exhumed to explain the enigmas and quandaries of the present; both meta-histories run into serious problems when one begins to look more circumspectly at the evidence and one's own preconceptions. These latest incarnations of "historical determinism" have been firmly rejected by prominent theoreticians of nonviolent resistance who write in the name of democracy and its promotion such as&nbsp;Gene Sharp, who are well aware that even though the battle may have been won, </span><span style="">a protracted</span></span><span style=""><span class="color_2"> war of attrition still lies ahead.</span></span></p>

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Iran and the Arab Uprisings

Iran and the Arab Uprisings

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<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span class="color_2">A specter is haunting the Middle East -- the specter of democracy. This has been an underlying theme of much of the punditry that has been published in reaction to the epochal events which have been unfolding in the region over the course of the last several months. However, once euphoria's rose-tinted spectacles have been lifted away, one sees that the realities on the ground are proving more complicated. The Hegelian forward march of history propelled by the Spirit of Freedom and the inevitable telos of Western Liberal Democracy </span></span><span class="color_2"><span style="">have</span><span style=""> repeatedly been exhumed to explain the enigmas and quandaries of the present; both meta-histories run into serious problems when one begins to look more circumspectly at the evidence and one's own preconceptions. These latest incarnations of "historical determinism" have been firmly rejected by prominent theoreticians of nonviolent resistance who write in the name of democracy and its promotion such as&nbsp;Gene Sharp, who are well aware that even though the battle may have been won, </span><span style="">a protracted</span></span><span style=""><span class="color_2"> war of attrition still lies ahead.</span></span></p>

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