December 12, 2012

Can God Save Egypt?

Thomas Friedman, New York Times

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God is not going to save Egypt. It will be saved only if the opposition here respects that the Muslim Brotherhood won the election fairly -- and resists its excesses not with boycotts (or dreams of a coup) but with better ideas that win the public to the opposition's side. And it will be saved only if Morsi respects that elections are not winner-take-all, especially in a society that is still defining its new identity, and stops grabbing authority and starts earning it. Otherwise, it will be all fall down.

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