14 August 2011

Retrospective Justice, the "Arab Spring" & the Prospects for Democracy

Political theorist Shlomo Avineri has published this pointed essay at Ha'aretz, comparing the way "justice" is being applied to Mubarak in Cairo and the way things worked in East Europe following the collapse of communism. Needless to say, the trials in Cairo are much the worse for the comparison. And it is interesting to imagine what might happen to the various Israeli officials who have participated in the various oppressive policies against the Palestinians.

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