The unsexy truth about why the Arab Spring failed

After 5 years, we’re still telling the wrong story about the Arab Spring.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.vox.com

"If you don’t make those institutions work — and often, by the dictator’s deliberate design, you simply can’t — then your revolution is doomed. No matter how many times you topple the dictator, no matter how pure and good your protesters are, it won’t be enough. That’s the real lesson of the Arab Spring — and it’s important precisely because it’s not as exciting or emotionally satisfying as the good-versus-evil story we prefer to tell."

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