July 5, 2013

Arab World Needs Capitalism, Not Democracy

Fraser Nelson, Daily Telegraph

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The façade of democracy can be horribly deceptive; it is the strength of institutions that decides if nations rise or fall.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Arabs, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi


June 23, 2013
Arabs Can Walk & Chew Gum at the Same Time
Rami Khouri, Daily Star
It is important to recognize that one’s values-based aspiration for democratic life can be deep, genuine and stable, while one’s ability to make that aspiration a reality in a country such as Egypt today can be ponderous and... more ››
July 5, 2013
Egypt's Lost Opportunity
Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post
Over the past three decades, when American officials would (gently) press Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak to stop jailing his opponents and initiate more democratic reforms, he would invariably snap back: “Do you want the Muslim... more ››
July 4, 2013
Where Does Muslim Brotherhood Go from Here?
Nathan Brown, TNR
The final, desperate hours of Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian president ousted by the military on Wednesday, were in one sense merciful, but also pathetic. After a brief feint that called to mind the image of Salvadore Allende... more ››
July 5, 2013
U.S. Must Suspend Aid to Egypt
Washington Post
There is no ambiguity about what happened in Egypt on Wednesday: a military coup against a democratically elected government and the wrong response to the country’s problems. The armed forces forcibly removed and arrested... more ››
President Morsi's Islamists will not take kindly to their government being removed by a military coup just a year after it was installed by a popular vote. more ››