Waiting for an Empire to Strike Back, and Bring Order to the Mideast

Perhaps the model of the 'modern-like state' imported to the Middle East from Europe, is the very unbearable thing that is the source of all the region's problems?

“Tsk-tsk-tsk! It’s awful, the things that are going on in your Egypt. What will be the end there?” − people have been asking me recently, in a falsely sorrowful tone, the same people who consider me an Egyptophile and remember my frequent visits to Cairo. And I, despite having decided inwardly not to fight the stereotypical and contemptuous superficiality anymore with which Israelis see their...