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Having lived for many years - including part of my childhood - in Arab countries, and coming from a family who actively supported the Arab left, I feel very close to the Egyptians today. What is happening in the Arab world is something I have been waiting for for decades.  

During the last weeks, I have been glued to the live streams and blogs, often with tears in my eyes. I hope my Algerian friends will be the next ones to get rid of a corrupt, authoritarian regime. I know they are working a it...

"People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them." - Jean Monnet

by Melanchthon on Fri Feb 11th, 2011 at 12:31:16 PM EST
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