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(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 21, 2014 @Ferguson: It's Been a Long Time Coming
The Ferguson riots should be viewed as part of a broader youth revolt, that is global in scale. It began in 2011 with the Arab Spring in Egypt. Although the causes there were different, it is clear that a generation is rejecting a predetermined future of meager economic opportunity and state-backed concentration of wealth in fewer and fewer hands.