December 2, 2012

ABOUT MY MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD POST LAST NIGHT, Rick Brookhiser emails:

Your advice to Egyptian moderates tracks what Arnold Beichman, old socialist, said to to me as we looked at the Winter Palace c. 1985: “Kerensky, that jerk–if only he’d shot a few people, millions would be alive!”

You can’t be halfhearted in a revolution. Values that serve well in a civil society don’t work in a state of nature.