Tom Plate, Los Angeles, column: 'Too many rotten revolutions'
Published 06/22/2009, Grand Forks Herald
Around the world, indulging in romantic flights of interpretation over large-scale street demonstrations is often thought to fly in the face of history. Too many centuries of melancholy have produced too many rotten revolutions. For every liberty, equality and fraternity, there is Lenin, Stalin and Pol Pot.Word count: 674