A professor of the politics and culture of the Middle East argues that the current violent furor linked to a blasphemous YouTube clip offers a unique chance to deliver a telling message about freedom of speech.
International studies professor Nivien Saleh, author of Third World Citizens and the Information Technology Revolution, outlines the gantlet of challenges the prospective new president of Egypt will face in ruling a country emerging from a popular revolution.
Analysis: The military strongmen who oversaw Egypt's political hierarchy for six decades hover ominously over the nation's new democracy. Nivien Saleh argues the U.S. has the power to pry the generals' fingers off the levers of power.
"The Social Network" is a film about Facebook's founding, true, but in many ways it's also a story of American meritocracy trumping European-style aristocracy.