April 13, 2011

Prepare for the Worst in the New Mideast

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

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The primary ingredient of a democracy - real pluralism where people feel a common destiny, act as citizens and don't believe their minority has to be in power to be safe or to thrive - is in low supply in all these societies. It can emerge, as Iraq shows. But it takes time.

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