By Hani Hamdan, Engage Minnesota As much as we welcome the recent revolutions in parts of the Arab world, we need to acknowledge an important fact: Revolutions are no fun. Although they are necessary at times in order to correct rampant tyranny and corruption, it’s better not to ever have to resort to them. Revolutions cost lives, bog down the economy, and typically it takes several years of instability and even violence after the end of a revolution before its objectives are somewhat achieved.
By Hani Hamdan, Engage Minnesota The events in Tunisia a few weeks ago and the ones unfolding in Egypt at the moment have been quite revealing of the type of leadership these two countries have had for the last few decades. In Tunisia, as the ruling party was clinging to the last shreds of power in the final days of protests, it resorted to unmentionable measures in trying to quench the revolution. See the rest of Hani’s article here.