Tales of the world episode 22 – Europe and Syria, a tale of two crises

It was the best of times/It was the worst of times/It was the spring of hope/It was the winter of despair… Dickens was writing about the French revolutionary period, but he might as well have written about the Arab Spring.

It was the age of wisdom/It was the age of foolishness/ It was the epoch of belief/It was the epoch of incredulity/ … he might as well have written about the Europe of the past five years.

What if we got out of these binary cycles and into a spiral of constructive and confident action?