Time to forge new, democratic system


CAIRO — Last night, February 11, Cairo was the scene of what may well have been the largest street party in world history.  It was incredibly powerful and moving.  Of course, the night’s festivities marked both an end and a beginning. Now is the time for Egypt’s judges, other legal professionals, diplomats, other negotiators, intellectuals, and spokespersons for social and economic constituencies to forge a new, responsible, transparent, democratic system of civilian governance.

Professor of political science and international studies at Richmond University and currently visiting at the American University in Cairo, Carapico is author of Civil Society in Yemen.

[IPA published this a day late, apologies]