Egypt: We Are Missing the Boat!

I am thinking hard of a complete, critical article on the situation in Egypt but it will take a lot of work and I am  quite busy. Here is a summary:

Egypt is experiencing a democratic revolution. It’s not hard to grasp: Millions of Egyptians want what we have, what we take for granted. If you listen to them you will find that it’s what they say.

Our government does not know what to do (here again). Not all Obama’s fault. The Arab policy of all administrations  – except that of Georges W.  Bush – has been completely lacking in imagination for twenty years.

I am embarrassed by the ignorance of the media, left to right. That includes Fox News and Rush Limbaugh who was caught flat-footed regurgitating old cliches.

American passivity in this circumstance might well give us what all the media say we fear most and which has been used to justify our support of tyrants:  An Islamist take-over.

About jacquesdelacroix

I am a sociologist, a short-story writer, and a blogger (Facts Matter and Notes On Liberty) in Santa Cruz, California.
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2 Responses to Egypt: We Are Missing the Boat!

  1. Karly says:

    I have only hear bits of what is going on with egypt…

    • jacquesdelacroix says:

      Hi, Karly. If you watch the news, you will see some of it. If you listen to National Public radio, you will know another part of it (the “Oh, my God!” version). If you read a good newspaper, you will get most of the story. The Wall Street Journal is the best newspaper but it’s expensive or hard to get. If you read a newsweekly (not expensive or hard to get) you will get a thorough and probably biased version of events. The best would have been if you had listened to me on the radio last Sunday: KSCO Radio Santa Cruz 1080 AM, from 11 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon.
      Don’t get discouraged. What comes on the news is very repetitive. If you catch a bit here and there, you will get the idea.

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