“If you want to free a society,
just give them internet access.
Because people, the young guys, you know,
are all going to go out and see biased media,
see the truth about other nations
and their own nation
and they’re going to be able to
contribute and collaborate together.”
Curation of international news, visuals, music - and our stories and conversation. And
Promise of obviating past
“And liberals, due to their perceived closeness to the West, have often had to overcompensate to shore up their nationalist bona fides. After all, it wasn’t the Muslim Brotherhood but, rather, liberal standard-bearer Amr Hamzawy who refused to meet in February with Sen. John McCain due to his “biased positions in favor of Israel and his support for invading Iraq and attacking Iran.””
re: Egypt’s Liberals - but by so far I don’t think Shadi Hamid has approach to really get close to the psychologies of the subjects. Then - have to read through 51 comments -_- ? so that someone might be dropping real ‘keys’.
I wish online IR really gets out of this ‘publishing/writing’ format and really come to more ‘topics based’ discussion, exchange platform. Too many key topics. Too many unreliable ‘one author’ perspective and long writings, and largely not so helpful comments.