July 11, 2014
No Arab Democracy Without Arab Democrats
Jeff Simpson, Globe and Mail
The Associated Press
False optimism permeated much of the early coverage of the Arab Spring. Too many Western journalists and writers believed that finally the time had come for long-suffering Arab populations to throw off their authoritarian rulers, break up cliques that had dominated regimes and economies and bring in political diversity and electoral politics.
TAGGED: Egypt, Middle East, Arab Spring, Arabs