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[FYI] Political Scientists Are in a Revolution Instead of Watching
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- From: Nathalie Merle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 07:12:34 -0800 (PST)
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The protester used the code
name Mr. Perestroika. His
e-mail messages preached popular
revolt. "Head for the Parliament
folks! (just as they did in
Belgrade)," one read in part.
"When people are pushed to the
brink, the leaders go, the regime
goes, the country changes!" read
The 17 sympathizers who received
Mr. Perestroika's original message
forwarded it to others, and within
10 days the movement had grown
to more than 100 people. By the
middle of this week, drafts of
several letters calling for change
were circulating on the Web.
Mr. Perestroika is still taking pains to protect his identity. An e-mailed
request for an interview produced a telephone call the next day
man who identified himself as Mr. Perestroika. "The United States
going around the globe democratizing countries, but American
scientists don't have democracy in their own organization," he
said in the
same melodramatic style as the e- mail manifesto. "Slobodan
was able to exercise power until a few commoners stormed the
Parliament. It will happen here, too."
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