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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