May 25, 2014

The Mideast: More Democratic, Less Liberal

Shadi Hamid, New York Times

The Associated Press

After being ousted from power last July, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the Arab world’s original Islamist movement, faces an existential moment. The group has been targeted with extreme repression, prompting a wave of commentary about the failure — or even death — of political Islam.

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