Private pro-democracy groups funded by the U.S. have a troubling history.
Now that seven American pro-democracy workers have been allowed to post bail and return to the United States, perhaps we can examine what the U.S. was up to in Egypt using reason instead of patriotic emotion. The Egyptian furor over such seemingly idealistic work may strike us as wild and idiotic, but in fact, the Egyptians have a right to be suspicious. America’s attempt to promote democracy around the world through private organizations has unsavory beginnings and a sometimes troubling history.
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