In the course of time there are turning points. There are moments where the world around us changes. The days of the Arab strongman are behind us. Despite an army of wonks, none of us know what this means. The era of entrenched power in the Arab world is over. The despots that remain will be more brutal to survive.
One thing is certain viewing all events in the Middle East with a paranoid focus on Israel is passe.
From Greece to the USA the days of Big Labor are over. The days of the left's bloated votes for payola are history. Labor must tighten its belt and recognize the days of wine and roses are over. The old ways depended upon much larger population growth that is a thing of the past.
The future begins now. Leftism has never been more irrelevant.