Although the Hirak faces major challenges, the revolutionary spirit in Algeria is alive and well.
Thomas Serres teaches politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of L'Algérie face à la catastrophe suspendue. Gérer la cr... ise et blâmer le peuple sous Bouteflika (Karthala, 2019).
Counter-revolutionary forces are still far from being defeated, but there is much reason to be optimistic.