September 4, 2013
Syria Is Just Routine, Egypt Is Epic
Rami Khouri, The Daily Star
Egypt matters more than Syria because developments there represent a dramatic new shift in how indigenous forces of power, identity and governance interact with one another. The two most powerful forces in society – the military and the Muslim Brotherhood – are facing off at a seminal moment in modern Arab history, when indigenous populations are seeking to reconfigure their governance and state systems and write constitutions that truly reflect national values.
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