I voted for president today here in Georgia. For all our fractious partisanship in the United States, it is my great fortune, and I am thankful to live in an established, mature democracy.
In fearsome contrast, take a look at how things are going in Azawad, a country recognized by no one. Earlier this year "Azawad" was wrenched from Mali by Islamist insurgents. For an ugly reality check, please read A Trip Through Hell: Daily Life in Islamist Northern Mali.