Great Article to Summarize 2005

The Big Story of 2005 (Someone Tell The New York Times)By Austin BayIn December 2004, I wrote a column that led with this line: “Mark it on your calendar: Next month, the Arab Middle East will revolt.”
The column placed the January 2005 Palestinian and Iraqi elections in historical context. These were not the revolutions of generals with tanks and terrorists with fatwas, but the slow revolutions of the ballot box, with political moderates and liberal reformers the genuinely revolutionary vanguard. To massage Churchill’s phrase, these revolts were the beginning of democratic politics, where “jaw jaw” begins to replace “war war” and “terror terror.”
These slow revolts against tyranny and terror continue, and are the “big story” of 2005 and the truly “big history” of our time.

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