28 January 2011

Hopeful Sentences

There is some chance that 2011 will be the new 1989.
 Not that I can remember 1989, but it does kind of feel like it. Here's to freedom from bad government. 

2 comments:

Ranil Dissanayake said...

It's quite depressing how few people I've spoken to actually know what is going on in Egypt and Tunisia. This isn't like 1989 - 1989 was a wave of regime change that was central to the next decade of world history. These, however important they are for the countries they are in, will not be. I was 8 in 1989 and can remember watching the Wall come down on TV.

It reminds me a little of 2000 - when the Bulldozer Revolution was going on, I barely met a single person in my college who had any idea Serbia's students were getting rid of Milosevic. I was studying history (and economics) at one of the most famous schools for that subject in England at the time. It was depressing.

Roving Bandit said...

It certainly looks like a wave of protest - Jordan, Yemen, Northern Sudan, and if it resulted in a few changes of regime it certainly could be pretty central to world history.

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