Should we be worried by the Muslim Brotherhood’s victory in the Egyptian presidential election? Earlier this year, I interviewed Wael Ghonim, the young Google executive and anti-Mubarak activist who became the face of Egypt’s inspiring revolution back in January and February of 2011.
Karl Kraus, the great satirist, called fin de siècle Vienna a research laboratory for world destruction. Something similar could perhaps be said of Iran today.
Even by the depraved standards of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the massacre of civilians in Syria’s Houla region was shocking. After the initial bombardment by the Syrian armed forces, state-sponsored militias went from house to house and summarily executed whole families.