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Purim Katan – The Threat of The Mob

Everywhere in the world today, minorities are under threat. Some of you, no–many of you, would note, “They always are.” Yet, the truth is that such threats are relative and today, I am concerned. Americans believe that power is derived … Continue reading

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So…What if?

Let us for a moment ask, “What if the Muslim Brotherhood comes to control Egypt?” Let us in addition argue that this would not be in the form of an Iran-esque theocracy, but a Turkish style Islamist democracy. I wrote … Continue reading

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A Different Day in the Uprising Business

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the differences, not just the similarities, between 1979 Iran and 2011 Egypt. The fear, of course, that connects the two is that Islamic Radicals will come to power in Egypt just as … Continue reading

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When is a Democracy not a Democracy?

Democracy is generally a good thing. It is generally better than the tyranny of a despotic ruler. Generally, not always. Sometimes, democracy can bring about a worse tyranny. The majority can install a government that is oppressive of minorities. Without … Continue reading

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We Don’t Live in a Pure Democracy

Protesters in Egypt are hoping for democracy. They wonder how Americans could not support democracy taking root in Egypt. While there are a number of reasons why the United States would prefer just about any option other than a Muslim … Continue reading

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