To protest or not to protest. That is the question.

TIME Magazine proclaimed the "indignado" (the protester) as the person of the year back in 2011. This was a gesture of recognition of the tremendous impact rebellious/revolutionary movements have had all over the planet: from Madrid to Wall Street, from Chile to China and, above all, in the Arab World, where scores of outraged youths …

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Intervention in Syria: should we follow the lessons of the Spanish civil war?

In addressing the debate on the pros and cons of foreign intervention in Syria, there are many parallels that might be found between the Syrian situation and the dilemma faced several Western powers before the Spanish Civil War. George Orwell said that "the outcome of the war in Spain was decided outside of the country …

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