Egypt, Arab Spring: The Argument Against Democracy

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Not my words. Reportedly, Winston Churchill said that. Not that I’m a fan. In fact, I despise Churchill. Still, some of history’s best orators are evil men. That doesn’t make their talents any less magnificent. But I digress. Before I talk briefly about democracy in Egypt I must first talk about democracy as a concept at some length.

Speaking as an Egyptian, I’ve watched (well, listened to) western rhetoric since childhood, led by the US government…