07 Feb '11, 1am

Several years ago when I was in Washington DC, I had a conversation with a US ambassador about democracy in...

But recent developments in the Middle East are tearing apart the philosphical, moral and even practical underpinnings of such an approach to US foreign policy. The chaos and violence presently taking place in Egypt is the ugly result, unintended as it may be, of the US' support of tyrants in the Middle East. For 30 years, President Hosni Mubarak was the preferred, if not perfect, ally of the US. His ability to bring a semblance of stability to a volatile region was supported by the successive administrations of the US Government. But what about his autocratic ways? They were rationalised away as a necessary evil in the accomplishment of a bigger goal of regional peace. Undesirable and painful as it is freedom and democracy, the so-called pragmatists say, must be subjugated in the name of stability and peace. The one thing that the US failed to heed was the wisdom of one of...

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