Austin: Syria is on the brink of civil war. Democracy is being undermined in Egypt. Is the Arab Spring over?
June 25, 2012
Former Senator from British Columbia, special advisor to Stern Partners Inc
Western impatience is irrelevant. In societies of great inequality, adjustments are painful, at times chaotic, reversible and disastrous for many.
Yet the ideas are in play and will manifest themselves in accord with local culture and expectation.