By Tsvi Bisk Recently I wrote an Op-Ed for the Los Angeles Times regarding the situation in Egypt. I suggested that a military dictatorship that respected the persons and property of minorities and women might be preferable to a democratically elected government that turned a blind eye to violence against minorities and women and violated constitutionalist principles on a daily basis. In a letter to the editor Michael Posner, former assistant secretary of State for democracy, human rights and labor from 2009 to 2013, attacked the premise of the article. His thinking was ill-informed and even one might say uneducated in the extreme. That this kind of thinking is stalking the halls of the State Department is frightening to say the least. Following is the article in question after which Posner’s letter with my comments inserted in bold.
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