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I don’t mean to get all first-world, but there is something so heart-stopping, so awe-inspiring about revolution that I feel you have to be a robot to not feel anything about what’s going on in Libya and Bahrain, and what’s happened in Egypt and Tunisia. It’s a bloody and terrible moment in history, when a people decides that they cannot and will not stand for oppression any longer and rises up in revolt against a powerful dictator. But it’s also incredible. A nation that says: I can’t take it anymore. That says, I want to be free. And of course that leads to complicated discussions of what freedom truly means, but that sentiment, that desire to be uncaged, to walk the streets without fear and to live without shame—that is everywhere. It can only be tempered for so long before it bursts out.

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