Sounding quite prophetic of the “democratic” turmoil in the Middle East over the past month–specifically Egypt:

“New nations are never quite as new as is assumed and never quite remain quite as pure as when they were new.”

–Reinhold Niebuhr in The Irony of American History (1952)

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