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WHYS 60: Will the year 2011 stand out in history?

Are we living through such a year? With the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, the euro crisis will 2011 be a year that will stand out in the long march of history?

History is dotted with years which are more than the sum of the days they are made up of. Some stand out: 1848, 1968, 1989. They change the course of history. Their turbulent winds of change reshape the political and social structures of the countries and societies they touch. Are we living through such a year? With the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, the euro crisis will 2011 be a year that will stand out in the long march of history?

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