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Morsi's honeymoon period

Reader comment on item: Morsi Could Discredit Muslim Brotherhood Rule

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Dec 1, 2012 at 18:23

Dear Dr Pipes:

Talking about politics in Middle-Eastern countries, it just occurred to me that in those countries the honeymoon periods with elected leaders are also extremely short. Morsi's rule is still less than 150 days old and "thousands of protesters" are already on the streets for and against Morsi. How soon will it take before a shot is fired?

No country is entirely peaceful but Middle East is a case-study in what governments should NOT be. While most of our political science departments are busy presenting politically correct theses, some courageous academic should stand up and ask why ME elects/selects the leaders that it does?


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