Comments for: Civil war in Syria?

Posted Oct. 10, 2011, at 6:08 p.m.

Back in 1989, when the communist regimes of Europe were tottering toward their end, almost every day somebody would say, “There’s going to be a civil war.” And our job, as foreign journalists who allegedly had our finger on the pulse of events, was to say: “No, there won’t be.” …

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