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[liberationtech] No Saudi Spring
david at bostonreview.net
Mon Mar 5 13:22:25 PST 2012
We have a superb cover story this month by Madawi Al-Rasheed on the failure
of Saudi dissidents to launch a successful protest movement.
"The Saudi case attests to the limits of cyber-utopianism, the optimism
surrounding the so-called Twitter and Facebook revolutions. The Web is
useful for publicizing action, but where the state is the only institution
that matters, effectively bringing people together offline may be
David V. Johnson
San Francisco Writers' Grotto
490 2nd Street, 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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