Possibly one of the better interviews seen on television in a while, if for no other reason than it is a comical illustration of how our media jumps on a bandwagon and considers anyone who points out potential problems to be, at best, outrageous and, at worst, a lunatic. Their reaction when the "outrageous lunatic" comes back at them with facts and figures they're not equipped to counter is priceless.
Professor Niall Ferguson, in his usual style, delivers a no-nonsense analysis of the Obama administration's handling of the events in Egypt. A review of the President's statements throughout the two weeks of protests does align with Ferguson's analysis.
I believe the most instructive and important information in Professor Ferguson's remarks is about the history of revolutions. This, too, is accurate. One of the best forewords in any book I've read to date exists in Richard Pipe's A Concise History of the Russian Revolution. Pipes explains in more detail than Ferguson how revolution historically turns out, with America as the exception.
For those questioning the potential outcomes in Egypt, the historical trend is not positive. Add to it the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and the spector of a caliphate, and the whole matter becomes a matter of graver concern.
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