Friday, July 05, 2013

Quote of the Day


"You don't learn how to make Democracy work while Generals are running your country."

(Said by a senior academic in the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia in 1985. The comment was made during a private conversation, which is why I have not given his name, with myself and a postgraduate student from Pakistan, where General Zia was President at the time. The remark has a very contemporary relevance to Egypt today.)

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