Egypt's crash course in democracy
In Israel, where substance has long since ceased to be a subject of debate, as Jewishness has triumphed over liberalism, process has become the be-all and end-all. Egypt, in contrast, is just beginning to clarify this issue. It’s ugly, violent and tragic. But this is the heart of the revolution.
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Never before has Israel had such an intensive discussion about democracy - not, heaven forbid, about its own democracy, but about the revolution that just took place in Egypt.