Nations look so pretty from afar

Berber activists in Morocco see in the country's current political upheaval a chance to press for their own demands: the use of the Berber language in more public schools; official recognition of the Berbers in the Moroccan constitution; and the repatriation of the remains of one of their heroes, Abd El-Krim. Abd El-Krim expelled the Spanish from Northern Morocco in 1921, then presided over his "Rif Republic" for five years — the time it took Europe to drive that gadfly into exile in Egypt, where he died and still rests [...]