Egypt in Turmoil
Egypt’s New Rulers Can’t Keep the Lights on
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  • Andrew Allison

    I do wish that FEED would come to grips with the fact that Democracy is not for everyone. Is it not clear that the best outcome for Egypt is a, hopefully relatively benign, military rule with the authority to ban such clearly anti-social activities as strikes to grab an unfair share of what little remains of the economy?

    • Jim__L

      Democracy simply requires institutions that Egypt does not have. No effort was made to construct those institutions, comparable to the ones in Cold War era Eastern Europe. This is what happens when an administration depends on “Hope and Change” sloganeering and warm fuzzies instead of prudent and careful planning.

      The collapse of the Arab Spring was entirely predictable. Look up Niall Ferguson on Morning Joe for a glimpse of the perspective an actual historian can bring to a situation like this.

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