December 16, 2013

Is Egypt's Sisi-Mania Legit?

Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer

The Associated Press

The reasons many liberals - and a huge number of ordinary Egyptians - came to love a general reflect the huge obstacles to building a democracy in Egypt. But the Sisi story isn't over yet.

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