Lessons from the Arab Spring

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Part of an online talk I gave few months ago, organized by Marx21, on lessons from the first wave of Arab revolutions. I discussed five points:
– Revolution is a process.
– You cannot take over the state institutions. You have to smash them.
– The need for a revolutionary organization.
– The question of Islamism.
– The street, ballot box, and the need to confront ultra-leftism.