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The SnideShow is a left-leaning, interview-driven podcast covering a wide variety of topics--including politics, social issues and current events. Hosted by John C. Snider. 

Sep 3, 2017

Whatever happened to the Arab Spring? It's been seven years since popular uprisings spread across the Arab world, toppling corrupt and autocratic regimes, but leaving failed states, civil war, terrorism, and more strongmen in their wake. Except in Tunisia, where a stable, democratic, and surprisingly progressive government is hoping to build a better society against imposing odds.

To find out what makes Tunisia different, I talk with Professor Safwan Masri, author of Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly. Masri is currently the Executive VP for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University, which operates centers in several cities worldwide, including Tunis. Follow Safwan Masri on Twitter @smmasri.


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The show's music is by Body Found, from their new album Desert Resurrection (Spotify, Amazon). 

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