Wednesday, February 15, 2006

rage deferred from the machine

This article offers up the argument that the anger many Egyptians and a lot of Arabs in the mideast have toward their enemies stems from incredibly serious infrastructure problems at home.

According to news reports, more than 1,000 people drowned when a ferry sank in the Red Sea recently. The fact that it allegedly took seven hours to launch a rescue operation is part of a systemic government inability to provide social justice, the article says.

The resulting "slow burn" among citizens in places like Syria, Jordan, Yemen, and among the Palestinians can reach explosive proportions, like this

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