Ugly Round Two in Egypt?
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  • cubanbob

    Egypt is faced with the three following parades of horribles: govern ugly, succumb to Islamic radicalism or civil war. Governing ugly is the least bad option.

    • Pete

      I feel you’re correct, CubanBob

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    “The big worry is that continuing economic failure plus violent incidents will have the same corrosive effect on public backing for the new government that the insecurity and economic problems of the Morsi era had on the Muslim Brotherhood government.”

    The Egyptian people aren’t idiots, their support for the military isn’t going to fade while they are still fighting the Muslim Brotherhood. They understand now what life is like living under the Brotherhood, and they want nothing to do with it.

  • Matt B

    So the path forward in Egypt is to establish a successful police state that can restore economic growth and eventually introduce democratic reforms. Isn’t that where we were in February 2011? I wonder how many revolutionaries wish they had left Mubarak in power.

    • Kevin

      That may be true but without going through the experiences if the last two years they would never have come to that conclusion. The price of gaining this wisdom is going to be very high unfortunately.

  • lukelea

    I guess we better intervene.

  • USNK2

    Yet another VM blogpost written by clueless interns.
    “…The big question in Egypt is whether the military government can deliver enough economic growth and day-to-day security to govern stably. …”
    Is “stably” even a word?
    Memo to VM: without day-to-day security and stability, no nation or city can deliver economic growth.

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