No 'Turning Back' in Egypt
A new article from the Washington Post by David Ignatius on Egypt's reform"
"This used to be a country where people were very careful about what they said in public. It was basically a one-party state, and the price of keeping your job -- and sometimes of staying out of prison -- was to stay safely within the unwritten but universally recognized red lines. The state-run Egyptian press was often the worst offender -- pretending to be independent but maintaining an almost Stalinist sycophancy toward the ruler. Happily, those old habits of deference are changing."