Protests in Libya

Via the BBC:  Libya: Protests ‘rock city of Benghazi’

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. john personna says:

    Some of my risky predictions pan out. Year Of Protest.

    I wonder if historians will call it millennial?

  2. PD Shaw says:

    The Year of Revolution was 1848, which isn’t a very promising comparison.

    I heard an historian on the BBC making the comparison and noting that if anything the 1848 revolutions that swept Europe moved quicker than the uprisings in the Middle East, even with all of the communication advances.