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Daniel Pipes on Egypt and democracy

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Submitted by Morris Field (Canada), Feb 8, 2011 at 09:09

As usual, Mr. Pipes is correct. What he could have made clearer is that he knows (as do many) that the Arabs aren't ready yet for democracy. There's a reason the West didn't start seeing democracy until 200-250 years ago. It is because a society must advance/modernize to a certain point before democracy can kick in. The West reached it 250 years ago, the Arab society is still living in the 1400-1500's. They have a lot of modernizing and advancing to do before they are ready for democaracy. It won't happen in our lifetimes. Likely not in our grandchildrens lifetime either!

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