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Wisdom from Cairo on changes in Egypt: Keep in mind how peaceful it has been

From a report by the International Crisis Group: … what is most surprising, arguably, is that there has not been more violence — that Egyptians, by and large, have engaged in spirited debate, taken to the streets peacefully and participated in electoral politics. Morsi’s victory, though a bitter disappointment to a large number of Egyptians, ...

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Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images
Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images

From a report by the International Crisis Group:

... what is most surprising, arguably, is that there has not been more violence -- that Egyptians, by and large, have engaged in spirited debate, taken to the streets peacefully and participated in electoral politics. Morsi's victory, though a bitter disappointment to a large number of Egyptians, is a signal of a continued transition. Yet all this is enormously fragile, a brittle reality at the mercy of a single significant misstep.

From a report by the International Crisis Group:

… what is most surprising, arguably, is that there has not been more violence — that Egyptians, by and large, have engaged in spirited debate, taken to the streets peacefully and participated in electoral politics. Morsi’s victory, though a bitter disappointment to a large number of Egyptians, is a signal of a continued transition. Yet all this is enormously fragile, a brittle reality at the mercy of a single significant misstep.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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