Egypt After the Euphoria
Egyptians take note: The months after a revolution can be more dangerous than the revolution itself, warns Anne Applebaum.
A letdown is inevitable. Disappointment in the slow pace of post-revolutionary change cannot be avoided. Historically, the months following a revolution can therefore be more dangerous than the revolution itself. The dissatisfaction with the February revolution of 1917 led to the Bolshevik coup d'etat in October of that year. In France, the mob kept resurrecting itself in the years following 1789 (a tradition that continues into the present). Disaster and dictatorship are not inevitable, but if Egypt is to avoid either a coup d'etat or a return to mob rule, the soldiers now ruling the country will have to do more than send everyone home.
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Even some teachers suffer from anxiety about math.
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She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
The legacy of Felix Dzerzhinsky, who led Soviet secret police in the "Red Terror," still confounds Russia.
- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
- The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years.
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