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All Eyes on Egypt

A couple days ago I posted over at Powerline a circuitous reflection on my experience teaching foreign students in a course on constitutionalism. The post culminated in a story about one of my very best students, a young Egyptian lady of stellar intelligence and insight, confronting the dilemmas of reform. The post has generated a lot of interest and e-mail, and with the lifting of Internet restrictions (some anyway — my direct e-mails still don’t seem to be getting through), I can follow Salma again on Facebook at least. She’s out in the streets. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

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