April 30th, 2014
Episode 621 of 1501 episodes
Egyptian author Tarek Osman examines the build up to the Arab Spring. As with the previous experiments with liberalism, nationalism and Islamism, the region's presidential hard men seek to consolidate their power by passing it onto their sons. At the same time, riding the wave of a population explosion which leaves two thirds of the Arab world under 25 years old, a new generation frustrated by the lack of jobs or political freedoms rises up to challenge the old order.
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