by CHARLES KURZMAN for FOREIGN POLICY on FEBRUARY 10, 2012:

Elections in Egypt, and throughout the Arab Spring, pose a classic dilemma of political theory: Do you support democracy, even if it means sacrificing some civil rights? Or do you support rights, even if it means stifling democracy? FULL ARTICLE

Charles Kurzman is a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of “The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists” (Oxford University Press, 2011). He is also co-director, with professor of religious studies Carl Ernst, of  UNC Chapel Hill’s Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. 

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