Sunday, July 07, 2013

Elections are not democracy

Lessons from Egypt (NationalReview via Instapundit). As Reynolds, points out:

Elections are necessary but not sufficient for a democratic republic. You also need limits on state power, and civil society. Frankly, what’s most impressive to me is how resilient and robust Egyptian civil society has been in the face of the Muslim Brotherhood’s clear effort to establish an Iran-style theocracy.

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