Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Madelaine Albright on Arab Democracy
Ex-Secretary of State Madelaine Albright writes on op-ed piece in the Washington Post. She argues:
"that if Arabs are able to express their grievances freely and peacefully, they are less likely to turn to extreme measures and more likely to build open and prosperous societies. And in promoting democratic institutions in Arab countries, we should bear in mind that sudden, traumatic change is neither necessary nor desirable. Our goal should be to encourage democratic evolution, not revolution.

Well worth a read, get it here.