This article matters because if the Left wants to secure victories in upcoming elections, taking note of how this will affect progressives is imperative. Plus, a future of peace is always an urgent matter.
Most of us have likely seen the horrifying images and videos coming from Syria for the last few years. Invariably, the news agencies bringing these images and videos to us present them as evidence of Assad's "brutal, totalitarian regime". A little research paints a disturbingly conflicting picture.