July 30, 2002
HESIOD THEOGENY is upset that Egypt is basically a dictatorship, and rightly so.
Me, I’d like to see democratic capitalism and a secular consumer society spread across the entire Middle East, rather than barbarously thuggish governnments who “cooperate” with Washington while looking for ways to undermine it, and who kowtow to fundamentalist religious wackos who want to turn the clock back to the 12th century.
I think that makes me an Evil Imperialist. So be it.