|The once-promising democratic transition in Egypt is in peril after a power grab by the generals and the courts -- holdovers from Hosni Mubarak's repressive regime. This is not what Egyptians rallied and died for in Tahrir Square. It guarantees more turmoil. Given Egypt's importance in the Arab world, it sets a terrible example for other societies trying to get beyond autocratic rule.
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