National Opinions

July 10, 2013 6:30 PM

Egypt's preferable tyranny

WASHINGTON -- Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi knows neither Thomas Jefferson's advice that "great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities" nor the description of Martin Van Buren as a politician who "rowed to his object with muffled oars." Having won just 52 percent of the vote, Morsi pursued his objective -- putting Egypt irrevocably on a path away from secular politics and social modernity -- noisily and imprudently.

Related content

Suggested for you



Editor's Choice Videos