December 9, 2012

After the Arab Spring

Robin Wright, Los Angeles Times

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Egypt is consumed with a democracy of distrust. Young revolutionaries resent that the Muslim Brotherhood has been the primary beneficiary of an uprising it did not spark. The Morsi government made a power grab last month out of fear that a deep state cabal from the ancien regime was plotting to undo it. Secular and liberal activists suspect that the two religious parties, which won more than 70% of the seats in a parliament since disbanded by the courts, are scheming to create an Islamic state.

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TAGGED: Tunisia, Mohammed Morsi, Egypt, Middle East, Arab Spring

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