Memo From Cairo - Why Freed Dissidents Pick Path of Most Resistance - NYTimes.com

Memo From Cairo - Why Freed Dissidents Pick Path of Most Resistance - NYTimes.com
Michael Slackman on what makes Ayman Nour and other dissidents continue to oppose their regimes after the punishment of prison, torture and worse.

Update: Anonymous Arabist notes that the article (which he/she likes) contains the throwaway phrase "…particularly in a Middle Eastern culture that honors martyrdom…” and goes on to point out that the Arab world is hardly unique in "honoring martyrdom".
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