published in Catalyst
In this interview with Achcar, Goodwin tries to uncover what has changed and remained the same, or even worsened, since the Arab Spring in 2011. Achcar argues that change did not come, even in Tunisia where the regime was toppled and democracy replaced it. He says that there is hope in smaller, local revolutionary committees that are looking to changing the economic structure of the region from the ground up, but that the process is going to take a long time and we shouldn't fall into Orientalism or nihilism.
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