Friday, April 15, 2011

Caution: Slippery road ahead

Francis Fukuyama (author of "The End of History") on the Arab Spring: "There’s something very gratifying about the Middle East demonstrating that Islam is not at odds with the democratic currents that have swept up other parts of the world. [However] I guarantee you in a year or two it will not look as hopeful. It’s the whole point of my book. You need institutions, leaders—and corruption has to be under control. These are really the failings of many democracy movements. And it’s happening again—if you look at Egypt, the liberal parties are floundering.” (Newsweek, "The Beginning of History")

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