Where is Raed ? offers blogger's POV from downtown Baghdad. It's a pro-democracy site and includes this blurb "The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."---------- Samuel P. Huntington
Frankly, I think rock and roll played a part too, especially in knocking down The Wall.
Props to Blowtorch Monkey Armada for point out the site.