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In 1984 Apple launched its new Macintosh personal computer with the commercial above. In Tunisia circa 2004, that same commercial, remixed, serves as a powerful commentary on the autocratic regime of Tunisia’s Ben Ali:


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Context.

Footnote: There’s also this 2008 mashup of course.

Further Reading

No more caricatures

Engaging seriously with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life could help us understand how South Africa got where it is and where it’s going.