Friday’s Reading List
By Taylor Marvin
What I read this week:
In Egypt, Wayne White sees political turmoil growing more ominous, and Ehsan Abdoh worries about the precedent set by Morsi’s ouster.
In Tahrir Square disunity now dominates. Marc Lynch deems US policy towards Egypt the best it could realistically be, and I’m inclined to agree. As writers like Daniel Larison have noted the US has very little leverage, and committing to any one position within the country’s internal politics is likely to further alienate the overall population for no clear gain.
Joshua Foust on American political nostalgia, and the tendency to appeal “to some falsely purified fairy tale of what American values really were 237 years ago.”
Battling the world’s light pollution: “People think they know darkness, and that they experience darkness everyday, but they don’t, really.”
Early this week I collected links for Political Violence @ a Glance.