Egypt, Can it Be?

Can it be that a country has brought about peaceful change without the intervention of the US.

This must be Egyptian exceptionalism.

Can it Be?

Can it be that the biggest country in the Middle East is solving its own problems without the intervention of America?

This is an important lesson for US foreign policy makers who think that the first step to democracy is war and intervention.  Nonviolent demonstrations won out over trillion dollar wars and thousands of the deaths.

The Egyptian people can now claim a special place in history of democratic reforms–and without outside help.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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