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The author is writing about the Danish cartoon crisis. He says that respect is not a right and adds that freedom of speech depends on people accepting criticism, even where it is quite clearly disrespectful, and that this is a price well worth paying for freedom of speech. He holds that freedom of...
This French author writes about the global cartoon crisis of 2006. He holds that in a democracy, freedom of the press is total. For the government to interfere is out of the question. However, he adds that the legal system can always be used by anyone who feels that legitimate rights have been...
A discussion about he Arab world and democracy took place between two important political intellectuals belonging to the Republican Party. The first one is Farid Zakariya, who belongs to the realism movement, and who is the Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek. The second one is Robert Kegan, an...
The article is an interview with Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi. He commented on the fiqh of facilitation that he is famous for applying, the Islamic religious discourse, the schools of Islam and the top problem of the Islamic world today. He also commented on the conditions in Iraq and the possibility of...
The article is an interview with Saad Eddin Ibrahim over the news that the US has allocated to his Ibn Khaldoun Center $2 million, cut from the American aid to Egypt and his recent visit to the US. He also commented on the latest speech of the American president, especially his words about...
Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim confesses that President Bush´s speech on democracy in the Middle East earlier this month came as a pleasant surprise but he has strong misgivings about his unilateral intervention in Iraq and failure to maintain consistent standards toward Palestinians and Israelis. See...
The text of the speech of the Ambassador to the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.
Al-Usbua´s reporting about US interference in Egyptian curricula is the result of polarization between US-government and Egyptian authors who no longer trust information of US government sources. These authors are basing their information on sources they trust but this may result in...
Once asked what democracy is, former Vice-President Hubert Humphrey replied, “It is the right not to listen.” The citizens of a political community debate and argue many political and non-political issues vital or minor to their existence. In a non-democratic society and state, there is a monopoly...
Establishing foundations for a democracy that allows public freedom is a huge challenge. It can only be achieved by removing all practices and aspects of society which obstruct freedom such as emergency laws or restrictions regarding the formation of parties and NGOs. Freedom of assembly and...

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