Thursday, February 16, 2012

Islam and Politics
The Arab Spring and Political Change: Are Arabs Capable of Democracy?

The question came unexpectedly. No one had posed anything similar up to that point. During a recent public discussion with journalists and experts in Berlin on the situation in Egypt after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, a member of the audience came forward. The Egyptians lack any experience in democracy, he said. Wouldn''''''''t it therefore be better, he proposed, to reinstate the monarchy that had been swept away in 1952 by a military putsch? ...

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