It’s Never What You Expect

A Fulbright scholar wrote a piece for the Christian Science Monitor about his experience in Morocco. In a nutshell, it’s not what he expected. One thing I found interesting in the piece is that political protests (against the war, for example) were peaceful and undisturbed, but social protests (against the Al-Najat scam, whereby thousands of young people paid “application fees” for jobs that turned out to be non-existent) were repressed. The rest of the article didn’t surprise me: no one hurled stones at the scholar, or called him names, or any such nonsense. He got dinner invitations instead.

Thanks to Michelle for the link.


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