How Revolutions Start: The Women of Iran and the Russian Protests

It’s all about triggers.

There is a link between the death of a young woman in Iran, and the recent unrest in Russia.

They are both danger signals to dictators: democracy is coming.

Dictatorships become democracies with surprising speed. A recent paper looked at more than 200 episodes of…



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Barry Gander

Barry Gander


A Canadian from Connecticut, so two strikes against me! I love history and science, & I am a top political, technology, history and economic writer on MEDIUM.