I came across this interesting digression in cover treatment while searching for candidates for my annual annual unscientific “10 Best Covers” of the year post.
I get what the anxiety story is trying to say. It looks like an interesting article and it’s an important topic in today’s environment. But the real story around the world today is “revolution”. The “revolution” was caused by anxiety over the future and the way that governments (in the case of this article, the Egyptian government) and organizations that have power over you (like corporations) behave in the today’s world. So let’s be real: Treat the American public like adults, and trust them to respond appropriately to the cover.
This smacks of self censorship. I think we could have handled the cover.