October 12, 2011

HOW’S THAT “ARAB SPRING” WORKING OUT? Egypt Sliding into Military Dictatorship. “When the revolution that eventually overthrew Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak began, I warned that the end result could easily be a government as bad or worse than Mubarak’s was. In a revolutionary situation, liberal democratic forces often get outmaneuvered by more ruthless and better-organized opponents — even if majority public opinion would prefer a liberal regime.”

So we need well-organized and ruthless fans of liberal democracy.