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Žižek on Liberals and the Arab Revolutionary Spirit (and other fun Friday readings)

Six suggestions:1. Slavoj Žižek, “Why Fear the Arab Revolutionary Spirit?” In this essay Žižek takes to task those western liberals who are too cautious in their support of the Egyptian revolutionaries and protestors in other nations, arguing that such a move will repeat the mistakes of the past, when western help in shutting down Arab socialism helped give rise to Muslim fundamentalism. He concludes his little op-ed:The hypocrisy of western liberals is breathtaking: they publicly supported democracy, and now, when the people revolt against the tyrants on behalf of secular freedom and justice, not on behalf of religion, they are Read more