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The Arab Spring Flowers

posted on September 13, 2012

At The American Conservative, Michael Brendan Dougherty responds to the killings at the U.S. embassy in Libya, and the storming of the U.S. embassy in Egypt. Dougherty writes that many Americans hoped that the Arab Spring would mark the phasing out of authoritarian regimes in the Middle East, and the emergence of stable democracies throughout the region. “So far this Arab Spring has meant the empowerment of Islamists, and regimes that are unwilling or unable to even provide basic security to our diplomatic missions,” writes Dougherty.

Read at The American Conservative