Tunisia: the dictatorship survives the dictator’s fall – A Reply to Morad Shirin

I generally agree with the analysis of the above article [published  here on 28 January] about the present situation in Tunisia. However I have some observation about the central slogan to be posed by the revolutionary Marxists in Tunisia (and other Arab countries) today.

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Tunisia: the dictatorship survives the dictator’s fall

The self-immolation of a young vegetable vendor was the spark that ignited a popular revolt against Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s vicious dictatorship. While the vicious dictator who ruled Tunisia for 23 years has now fled, his regime has survived almost intact.

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