ViewsAfrica by CartoonArts International for January 27, 2014

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member about 9 years ago

    People often mistake the word “revolution” for “political panacea”. In fact, revolution (when it works) often means instability. It’s a lot like formatting your computer when you have no backup copy and making a whole new OS for your computer as you go. Sometimes, the wrong guy can take advantage of that chaos. After the french revolution it was Napoleon, after the Kaiser left, Hitler took advantage of the Weimar republic and after the Tsar was ousted in Russia, the moderate Kerensky lost power to the Bolsheviks.

    The more stable alternative is reform, but I mean serious, no-bullshit reform, just like FDR’s New Deal or Canada’s “Quiet Revolution” of the 1960s.

    Now, are those things possible in places like that?

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