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.

Never before has Israel had such an intensive discussion about democracy - not, heaven forbid, about its own democracy, but about the revolution that just...