Crackdown in Egypt
I posted this during the Iranian suppression of anti-government demonstrations in 2009.
“The first thought that comes to mind is a line from ‘I, Claudius’ where a Roman Senator responds to the tyranny of the Praetorian Guard with: ‘I never fully realized how a small mind, allied to unlimited ambition and without scruple, can destroy a nation full of clever men.'”
Sadly, sometimes it’s still true.
UPDATE: Good thing Joe Biden told us Mubarak is not a dictator. I’m so relieved.