Unsettling America by Robert Skidelsky – Project Syndicate

February 19, 2011

LONDON – Is there more to be said about Egypt? Hosni Mubarak has been sacrificed to save the military regime. A “strongman” who cannot keep order in the streets is of no use to anyone. Whether “democracy” will ensue is much more dubious. Judging on the basis of Pakistan, and much of the rest of the Muslim world, periods of (corrupt) civilian rule will alternate with “cleansing” military coups.

Not that I agree, but then, I do’t disagree. It is important to keep thinking through how difficult all this is, and what it says about climate and ecological issues.

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