The Underside of Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution

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There is no shortage of young recruits for al-Qaeda and ISIS, and one country produces more Islamic jihadists than any other.

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Tunisia was led by secular despots until the so-called Jasmine Revolution that started the Arab Spring. It's the only country that came out of that upheaval with a functioning democracy. But there's a paradox. Tunisia has become the leading source of young Islamic jihadists who are joining al Qaeda and ISIS. That's according to George Packer in the latest New Yorker magazine.