Can the Middle East sustain democracy?
Regardless of who’s next in the White House, it’s a debate which is going to span administrations. For people who follow the Middle East, there’s quite an interesting debate raging about the question over at MESH. Adam Garfinkle, a former National Interest editor, was also a speech writer for Secretary of State Colin Powell tackles the question. Several other specialists, some of whom also served in the Bush administration or are noted Middle East specialists, wrote in to take issue with some of his points.