Transcribed from This is Hell! Radio’s 10 May 2014 episode and printed with permission. Listen to the full interview:
“Improving livelihoods and education among people never helps authoritarian regimes, which is why they don’t do it themselves. They know that their biggest threat is an empowered, educated populace that can read and feed itself.”
Chuck Mertz: On the line with us right now, live from Beirut, is journalist Thanassis Cambanis. Good morning, Thanassis; good afternoon in Beirut!
Thanassis Cambanis: Great to be with you.