Not Spontaneous

5 segments

The West was blindsided by the Arab Spring. That’s according to Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera English senior political analyst and author of the new book The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolution. He’ll discuss misconceptions about the Arab revolutions and what to expect in that region in 2012. Plus: Marshall Curry, director of the Oscar nominated documentary “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front;” and Mei-Ling Hopgood is back for the third installment of our series “The Global Parent.”