November 30, 2012
On Egypt, Why Stop Fooling Ourselves Now?
Rich Lowry, National Review
The great 19th-century satirist Ambrose Bierce defined a revolution as “an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.” He would understand events in Egypt very well.
In the signature revolution of the Arab Spring, the country turned its back on a secular dictatorship only to fall into the arms of what looks like a budding Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship. Meet the new pharaoh, same as the old pharaoh. Except Egypt’s old form of misgovernment may soon look progressive by comparison.
TAGGED: Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt