All men may be equal, but all revolutions are not. A lack of historical perspective on past revolutions may be causing the split among Americans in general and Conservatives in particular in evaluating what is happening in Egypt. Some fall into the camp which says, “Anywhere men are fighting for freedom, we should support them.” Others are convinced that, for purposes of future diplomatic credibility, we should have remained loyal to the authoritarian ruler of Egypt – Hosni Mubarak. Still others worry that revolutionary chaos will inevitably lead to the rise of an Islamo-Fascist state, as happened in Iran.
Neither I, nor any of these groups have a crystal ball or complete, perfect knowledge of all the variables involved in the human interactions occurring in Egypt. What we do have is historical knowledge.
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