Witness Tunisia in early spring of 2011, two months after dictator zine El-Abidine Ben Ali is overthrown.
zine al Abidene Ben Ali was Tunisia's secret police boss when he orchestrated a bloodless coup in 1987.
Paris only came out in clear support of the revolution after President zine el-Abidine Ben Ali fled into exile.
The most dramatic change of all is the emergence of an Islamist party long persecuted by zine El Abidine Ben Ali's regime.
When zine hosted an awards event honoring local cops and firefighters, most pols, including Berman, sent staffers to cover.
He said I ware to zine (pointing to the petition) that zummit.