Dec 31, 2013

2013, a year of angry elites

by Jackson Diehl

The crowds who called for revolution in Cairo, Istanbul, Bangkok and Kiev in 2013 were not the impoverished losers of globalization. They were mostly the economic winners: middle-class, educated, English-speaking. So why were they rebelling?

Aug 27, 2013

The failure of Tahrir Square 2011

by Ted Rall

Two years ago, when I was in the Occupy movement, my comrades and I argued about revolution. Was revolution necessary? What is it? The split that destroyed our movement — as it did the Left during the 1960s — pitted revolutionaries against reformists. The ...

Jul 16, 2013

Returning to Egypt's preferable state of tyranny

by George Will

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi knows neither Thomas Jefferson’s advice that “great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities” nor the description of Martin Van Buren as a politician who “rowed to his object with muffled oars.” Having won just 52 percent of ...

Jul 16, 2013

What Egypt can learn from Iraq

by Meghan L. O'sullivan

While arguing over the merits of continuing U.S. aid to Egypt, commentators and analysts tend to agree on two main points. First, there is a general consensus on what President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood got wrong. Second, virtually all Western observers are ...