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A Libyan Author Writes of Exile and a Vanished Father

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Arab Springs
A Libyan Author Writes of Exile and a Vanished Father


By ROBERT F. WORTH
Published: September 9, 2011

Ever since a Tunisian street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire last December, people around the world have been asking how a new generation of Arab rebels learned to do what their parents could not: resist and even defeat a brutal police state. But a darker corollary soon arose. Why did it take so long? Why did the earlier rebellions fail? And how much damage has been done to the fabric of the societies that are now struggling, at the cost of so much blood, to reinvent themselves? For Western readers, what often seemed lacking — as in Iraq in years past — was an authentic interpreter and witness, someone who could speak across cultures and make us feel the abundant miseries that fueled the revolt.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/bo....html?src=recg
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