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Worldview 12.2.11

University of Chicago theorist Bernard Harcourt believes that a new kind of resistance called "political disobedience" emerged from Zuccotti Park and Occupy protests around the country. He tells Worldview why the media needs a new lexicon to describe the leaderless social movement. Also, with tensions rising in Syria, a potential leadership vacuum in Yemen, and elections in Egypt, the Arab world is in the throes of deep uncertainty. Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Arab studies at Columbia University, ruminates on the aftermath of the uprisings. Later, Milos Stehlik reviews Shame. Steve McQueen’s new film follows a New Yorker whose private life of sexual addiction is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

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