"Those who cannot remember the past," wrote the perennially misquoted George Santayana, "are condemned to repeat it." Recent events in Iran are served equally well by another famous line: "Rebellion against tyrants is obedienc
Freedom marches have a noble pedigree. Hundreds of thousands marched for racial equality in the 1960s US; among them was Martin Luther King Jr, who delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the march on Washington in 1963.
The spectacle of cars being abandoned on the way to Dubai airport has been familiar for months.
After weeks of negotiation, we are finally driving into Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, past a sign that reads: "Welcome on the Soil of the Residence of the Steadfast."
On Sunday 25 October, two car bombs exploded in the heart of Baghdad during the morning rush hour. As we went to press, the death toll stood at 155, with another 700 injured, in Iraq's bloodiest attacks since 2007.