In rereading “Impossible Revolution: Making Sense of the Syrian Tragedy” by Yassin Al-Haj Saleh (a political prisoner under Hafez Al-Assad now living in exile from the Bashar Al-Assad regime), I am struck by the clarity & brilliance of his analysis of the Syrian Arab Spring & the counterrevolution against it. I highly recommend it after one gets a clear understanding of the Assad regime & the emergence of the Arab Spring.