By Taylor Marvin
Pieter Bruegel, Fall of the Rebel Angels
The best links of the week:
Lessons from Egypt: Does safety trump democracy (Time).
Fred Kaplan’s epic takedown of Donald Rumsfeld’s new memoir (Slate).
Political polarization in the 111th Congress (Voteview).
Future U.S. History Students: ‘It’s Pretty Embarrassing How Long You Guys Took To Legalize Gay Marriage’ (The Onion).
The wealth of Mubarak and his family is somewhere between $40 billion and $70 billion. This was not a government it was a business. Until this country has a leader who puts the country’s interests first, history will just repeat itself.
From the Arabist, Egypt’s GDP is about $180 billion. Mubarak’s personal wealth is not a third of the actual economy. This figure is a pretty huge overestimate. Not that Mubarak didn’t personally benefit from ruling Egypt, but he’s not the richest man in the world.
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An opinionated blog covering international politics and US foreign policy, among other things. By Taylor Marvin.
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