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Intelligence Squared Debates | Are Elected Islamists Better Than Dictators? | PBS

Duration: 56:11 (Full Program)
Program: Intelligence Squared #101
Broadcast Date: Jan. 17, 2013

The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have left a leadership void that Islamist parties have been quick to fill. A longtime supporter of former strongmen like Egypt’s Mubarak and Tunisia’s Ben Ali, the U.S. now faces the uncomfortable result of Arab democracy — the rise of Islamist parties that are less amenable to the West than their autocratic predecessors.



Post Date: January 17, 2013