• The good thing about Egypt is, between the two World Wars, Egypt was - had a liberal society. It has a political life. It has parties. It was not - it was dysfunctional in many ways, but it was not a very repressive regime. Egypt, at one time, was the bellwether of the Arab world, was the trendsetter, created great culture, movies, cinema, you name it.

    "After Egypt's 'Cosmic' Day, Will Army Usher in Democratic, Civilian Government?". "PBS NewsHour" with Jim Lehrer, February 11, 2011.
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