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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Must read: Mark Steyn on the post-American Middle East

The abhorrent vacuum: The modern Middle East was created by the British and French in the power vacuum left by the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Now another great power is waning — America — and in its own vacuum competing successors are jostling for regional advantage.

You don't have to be an uncovered woman or a Coptic Christian to recognize that King Farouk to Mubarak to the Muslim Brothers is a pretty perverse notion of progress.

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