The Danger of Western Projection: Egypt’s ‘Spring’ Devolves into Atavistic Authoritarianism

 

“What do these latest developments mean for the much ballyhooed ‘Arab Spring’? Does the West now find itself in the awkward position of condemning the Egyptian military and simultaneously demanding that the Muslim Brotherhood be put into power?  

This thoroughly misunderstood revolution has laid claim to the hearts and minds of many an erudite Western observer. Did not the awakening that flowered with the removal of Hosni Mubarak usher in a new dawn of social cohesion, economic vibrancy and political democracy

Evidently not. In a country woefully unprepared for democracy, the apparent choice for the good citizens of Egypt is now between a Sharia state and a military junta…” 

Click below to read the entire essay as it appears on CiF Watch:

http://cifwatch.com/2012/06/17/the-danger-of-western-projection-egypts-spring-devolves-into-atavistic-authoritarianism/

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