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Defending the Coup
New York Times, by David Brooks

Original Article

Posted By:stjohnswood, 7/5/2013 10:58:23 AM

The debate on Egypt has been between those who emphasize process and those who emphasize substance. Those who emphasize process have said that the government of President Mohamed Morsi was freely elected and that its democratic support has been confirmed over and over. The most important thing, they say, is to protect the fragile democratic institutions [snip] It has become clear -- in Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Gaza and elsewhere -- that radical Islamists are incapable of running a modern government. Many have absolutist, apocalyptic mind-sets. They have a strange fascination with a culture of death.

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Did Brooks misplace his Obama glasses?

      


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Defending the Coup
New York Times, by David Brooks    Original Article
Posted By: stjohnswood- 7/5/2013 10:58:23 AM     Post Reply
The debate on Egypt has been between those who emphasize process and those who emphasize substance. Those who emphasize process have said that the government of President Mohamed Morsi was freely elected and that its democratic support has been confirmed over and over. The most important thing, they say, is to protect the fragile democratic institutions [snip] It has become clear -- in Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Gaza and elsewhere -- that radical Islamists are incapable of running a modern government. Many have absolutist, apocalyptic mind-sets. They have a strange fascination with a culture of death.

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