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Nobel choice highlights a rare ray of democracy

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: This year's Nobel Peace Prize was a surprise even to the recipients, a little-known group of activists who brokered a political transition in Tunisia. It was also an inspired choice. The Arab Spring has been so disappointing -- in Egypt, in Libya, in Yemen -- that Tunisia has been largely forgotten, making headlines only when terrorists kill European vacationers. Yet the Arab Spring's hope for a more tolerant and democratic Middle East is most alive in Tunisia, where the movement began more than four years ago. In Tunisia, as in Egypt, the strongest political force to emerge after the revolution was an Islamist group called...