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tahrir protests 11-23-12

Latest round of protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Nov. 23, 2012. Many in Egypt are outraged by President Mohamed Morsi's decree that presidential decisions will not be subject to judicial oversight until the constitution is approved. Photo credit: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters



Scott Bleiweis
Scott Bleiweis

Scott Bleiweis writes on international relations topics for FPA. He has a M.A. in democracy studies and conflict resolution from the University of Denver, and a B.A. in Politics/International Studies from Brandeis University. Scott was formerly a Fulbright education scholar in Bulgaria (views in this blog are his own, and do not represent those of the Fulbright organization or U.S. government).

Scott supports Winston Churchill's characterization of the complex form of government known as democracy: “Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”