Nov 19, 2012

Lupica: Middle East democracies can't stop the hate, as latest bloody conflict shows



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We always want to think that democracy is the answer in the Middle East, and everywhere else. We want to think that democracy is some kind of magic bullet, except that mostly it is just real bullets, and more roadside bombs, and rockets into Gaza. It is the one lasting, flawed article of American faith, that if oppressed people just get to pick their own leaders, they will pick the right ones, and not the Muslim Brotherhood. Or Hamas.
A tiny kitten stuck in a statue of Abraham Lincoln for three days is safe and sound after being rescued on Sunday afternoon.
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