Monthly Archives: February 2011

The “Trusting Khomeini” Syndrome, Redux?

Falk’s imaginary Ayatollah, circa February, 1979: Having created a new model of popular revolution based, for the most part, on non-violent tactics. Iran may yet provide us with a desperately-needed model of humane governance for a third-world country. If this … Continue reading

Egypt, “Hurriyya” Vs. Freedom, and “Muslim Moderates”: A Cautionary Tale

What Bat Ye’or left for Elliot Abrams (in vain) and others (hopefully) to learn ## Ominous polling data from the contemporary Egyptian population reflect their deep, longstanding favorable inclination toward the Sharia, in all its totalitarian, brutally anti-freedom “glory.” The … Continue reading

Ignoble Tradition: Egyptian Youth Indoctrinated in Jihad Hatred

Edward W. Lane in Turkish garb ### What forces might be fully unleashed beyond Egypt’s borders if the Mubarak government is replaced by one far less inclined toward restraining its denizens? A recent detailed study of Egyptian children’s textbooks, revealed … Continue reading

Egypt: “Lost,” or Found?

Across the political spectrum, the punditry has been sharing its profound analytical wisdom on the Egyptian protests, and resultant political turmoil. Two dominant themes have emerged from these analyses: delusive celebratory predictions about the “democratic” uprising in Egypt from both … Continue reading