Tuesday, October 25, 2011

tallying in tunis.

the arab spring has sprung it's first sprig, and so far so serene.

i'm heartened and my heart feels full. i'm proud and spirited.

on february 1, 2011, i said:

i think my hope for [the arab spring] is something akin to the turkish model, a vigilant military that will step in to restore liberal democracy if democracy strays towards islamism, but will otherwise stand completely on the sidelines as the guarantor of secularism and individual liberty.

so far al-nahda has said that's the model they'll follow.

but... i'm still cautious.