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Egypt’s ominous detention of Americans

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The Washington Post
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Published Date: 
02/09/2012

This editorial, written by the Washington Post's Michael Gerson, attempts to parse through recent events in Egypt, searching for an explanation of the Egyptian government's actions against democracy promotion organizations - including NDI - and a possible plan of action by the American government.

"One proposed explanation for these events — pinning the blame on the Arab Spring — is certainly wrong. In fact, we are seeing the rage of a retreating elite."