Tunisia Grows Up

January 17, 2011

Here's hoping the Jasmine Revolution improves upon the legacy of Habib Bourguiba, the nation's first president.
By Christopher Hitchens

"Visiting Tunisia three years ago, I thought that it was easy enough to see the main problem. The state was publicly dedicated to modernity and secularism and development—what used so long ago to be called "Westernization"—but it didn't really trust its citizens to be grown-ups."
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Anonymous said...

One is left only to wonder why the New York Times would refer to Ghannouchi and his organization Hizb al-Nahda as "progressive."

George said...

Wishful thinking by NYT. NYT treats Tariq Ramadan with kid gloves too. They're Islamists you can deal with, you see.


Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir