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WPR's The New Rules: Ten Assumptions About Egypt Worth Discarding

There's a lot of trepidation mixed in with the joy of seeing one of the Arab world's great dictators finally step down. With Americans being so down on themselves these days, many see more to fear than to celebrate. But on the whole, there's no good reason for the pessimism on display, which is based on a lot of specious assumptions that need to be discarded. Here's my Top 10 list.

Read the entire column at World Politics Review.

Reader Comments (1)

Is it realistic to look for a Mandela figure to lead the new government? I haven't heard of any and people like that are hard to make up. Isn't it more realistic to look to the junior officer corps in the military to find a new leader?

February 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstuart abrams

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