Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:54
A Fleeting Affair with Democracy
Egypt is one of the world's oldest civilizations and until very recently it was one of the world's oldest democracies. In its recent past it has had but a fleeting affair with democracy, but has now once again returned to oppressive rule by a military regime, although this time under Field Marshall Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi, now President, it has become far more brutal and destructive than the days of Hosni Mubarak. The aspirations of the revolutionaries have gone. The revolution is over.