Daniel P. Aldrich

Articles by Daniel P. Aldrich

9 March 2012

Civil society rising

Daniel P. Aldrich

Tens of thousands filled the square as the echoes of the speaker at the podium boomed through huge speakers. Some came in anger, others in grief, but all agreed: It was time for a change.  Many carried banners, others carried drums; some had taken their children out of school to attend.  No, this wasn't Tahrir Square; it was Tokyo, Japan, on a chilly Monday last fall.