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.