Palestinian official and Brookings Insitution scholar Khalil Shikaki admits on today’s NYT op-ed page that democracy might just be a good thing for his people.
For the terminally clueless, let’s go over the historical record here, in an easy-to-read (and mercifully short) graph.
Republican or Representative Democracy = Every place you’d like to raise children.
Any Other Form of Government = Every other shithole on the planet.
Did I miss anything?
Oh, yeah — Khalil says that Arafat might have to “give up some power” in a new parliamentary arrangement.