Re-Trying Democracy

Today Egypt is on the world stage once again, with the largest number of demonstrations since January 25, 2011. My one thought concerning this momentous piece of history is that democratic elections are the end product of a long process of social and economic development, not its beginning (unlike the what the US State Dept. would have you believe). The election of Mohammed Morsi, further economic decline and escalating sectarian tensions in the country are proof of this. The Egyptian experiment will answer the question for those watching on the world stage, ‘what do you do with a democratically elected dictator?’ Whatever happens today and during the days to come, our thoughts are with our family and friends in Egypt.

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