Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Fred Kaplan of Slate talks about his new book on David Petraeus and continues the discussion on President Obama's picks for his next national security team, including Chuck Hagel. Plus: Analysis of Governor Christie's State of the State address; reaction to yesterday's federal ruling that limits NYPD stop-and-frisk procedures; and background on Tibet's recent increase in self-immolation protests.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Self-immolation is the act of committing suicide by setting oneself on fire, and there has been a flurry of this suicidal act happening in the Arab world in the past couple of weeks. Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest in Tunisia last month, which led to a revolt in the country. And yesterday, an Egyptian protestor set himself on fire, according to Egyptian officials. This recent event follows a slew of other self-immolations in Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania.