As Michael Totten reports, Spirit of America's Lebanon blog is up and running. Fantastic. Here's a taste of an interview with a twentysomething pro-democracy campaigner:

"The movement is totally led by young people," Nabil said. "Both Christians and Muslims. We are living together in the same tents. We stay up all night strategizing and getting to know each other. It's amazing, but it's also sad. We Christians and Muslims never really knew each other until now."

Timothy Garton Ash's book - which I quoted from yesterday - doesn't say much about blogs (although it does have its own site.) The Lebanon project looks like exactly the sort of global conversation he had in mind. Should it be called "Spirit of Freedom" instead, though? Just to make it clear no one country has a monopoly on good ideas?

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