Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Pharaoh's Legacy

An interesting article by Steven A. Cook on the "Foreign Policy" site:
‎"Sadly, it is not just Mubarak that is on life support at this moment -- Egypt's creaky institutions and its nascent democracy are as well. Its politics are broken, its infrastructure in disrepair, its economy near collapse, its state education system in disarray, and its public health system nonexistent. If anything, this is the legacy of Hosni Mubarak: the evisceratation of his beloved country. Egypt has not "sold out" Mubarak, as he reportedly told his jailers upon entering prison. Rather, it was Mubarak who sold out Egypt, cheapened its national dignity, and brought it to its knees. "