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To the Editor:
To sustain his argument for a "geopolitical timeout", Thomas L. Friedman has to dismiss (at least) the Arab Spring. One wonders if the people marching, fighting and dying for their freedom from Tunisia to Aleppo would have registered with him if they looked more like him. If Mohamed Bouazizi had been whiter, would mr. Friedman find that the crises in Egypt and Syria were part of an historical process, and not surprises?
Barry Haskell Levine