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Tom Macmaster sets back the Arab Spring decades

June 13, 2011

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I’m busy contemplating adding a major new chapter to The Revolution Will Be Tweeted? (which is out now) thanks to this, as well as updating other events  and releasing an expanded second edition soon. That won’t be for a while, though, so if you’re interested in seeing how the now-named Arab Spring came about (and […]

The beneficial side effects of a Napoleon complex

April 6, 2011

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It used to be that the French were shirkers of duty. If you ask those US navy personnel at the fifth fleet base in Bahrain eating their breakfast, they’ll tell you that. They only eat Freedom toast, not French toast. Anything else would be insulting. But strangely the French now are leading incursions on two […]

Five leaders sitting less comfortably post-Egypt

February 11, 2011

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UPDATE 26 April 2011: I’ve since finished work on my latest book covering the revolutions sweeping the region, called ‘The Revolution Will Be Tweeted?’. If you’d like to find out more about the downfall of successive dictators in the Middle East and North Africa, or more details on how to buy the book, simply visit […]

A sneak peek at what I’ve been doing

January 14, 2011

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Well, this is a tiny sneak peek at what exactly I’ve been doing for the past month or two. I’m going to be excerpting a little bit of the book (not all of it, but just enough to hopefully interest people into buying it) as I put the finishing touches to the whole thing. Don’t […]

The world’s about to get bigger

January 9, 2011

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I used to have a giant A0 atlas when I was about 5 that I remember poring over intently. The ‘pages’ were eighth-inch thick cardboard and all the maps were printed in bright bold colours, and it was the most amazing thing I’d ever seen. I also had a GeoSafari (if Educational Insights, who make […]