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From NO to GO

I wrote this a while back.  It highlights a great piece by @RogerCohen on the #ArabSpring.

 

From No to Go—Roger Cohen24 June 2013
 
Roger Cohen has written an extraordinarily thoughtful piece by this title on the mass protests of the Arab Spring, Turkey and Brazil (nyti.ms/14wIrbs).  All three protests demonstrate that, without leaders, a movement will not move.  Mass movements or protests may have the capacity to bring a government down.  But, building a government requires leadership.  We saw a similar occurrence from Marx to Lenin.  Marx said the proletarians needed to get organized.  Lenin said “No.  I’ll lead them.”
 
Same applies today.  Social media is a powerful tool of communication. But, it does not yet deliver  leadership.