domingo, 25 de setembro de 2011

April 1974

Não deixa de ser comovente que a introdução ao livro The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next comece nestes termos:
"In late April 1974, a group of young military officers in Portugal launched a coup against Marcello Caetano, their country’s aging dictator. Within days, the old regime was gone, and after eighteen months of political turmoil, Portugal was on its way to freedom. Thus began what scholars came to call “the third wave” of global democratization—an extraordinary movement that galvanized the political development of region after region."