ctrp367 Reflections on Revolutions

It is a new day in Egypt. You’ve heard about the tools, you’ve heard about the youth, but what happened and what happens in not only the region but in places like the United States.  What do Egypt and the United States have in common and could youth in the US be inspired? And what can be said about Algeria, Iran, and other areas where something big might be happening and what is the nature of that something?

My guest is John G. Mason, professor of Political Science at William Paterson University (the same department and classroom in which I became socially and politically conscious).  He does not claim to be an expert with all the answers on Middle East or North African politics.  What John does know about is asking the right questions and keeping a critical eye on events even in a time when many have taken the focus off of the process now taking place in Egypt and Tunisia.

Liberation Square

Some of John’s recommended sources:

Juan Cole | Tom Dispatch | Courrier International

3 thoughts on “ctrp367 Reflections on Revolutions

  • February 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    was noted after the demonstrations were an uprising against American journalists and that a sign for Obama.

  • February 19, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Great podcast. Very thoughtful and educational. I never thought of it as the same, but I wonder if what is happening in Wisconsin and Ohio has some distant relation to the movement in the middle east. Not literally, I mean, but conceptually. People taking to the streets in opposition to oppressive powers. Perhaps we are on the cusp of some real change.

    • February 23, 2011 at 2:44 am

      Its an interesting comparison.. Im watching what is happening and somehow I think the two are using the same kind of energy… but like you said.. at least conceptually.

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