Wave of Change: Inside Egypt's Military; The Legacy of George W. Bush's 'Freedom Agenda'

Monday, February 07, 2011 - 01:33 PM

This is the fifth edition of Wave of Change, a special podcast from The Takeaway, covering the mass protests in Egypt and the consequences for the wider Arab world, hosted by John Hockenberry with Celeste Headlee.

In this episode, get up to date on all the events that transpired over the weekend in Egypt; in an exclusive interview, Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times takes us inside the generational divide in the Egyptian Army; and, Bush administration deputy national security advisor Elliot Abrams tells us why he thinks George W. Bush's "freedom agenda" was right for the Arab world.


Elliott Abrams and Elisabeth Bumiller

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Posey Gruener


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Comments [1]

Jane from Salem, MA

Having lived in Iran, I am dubious about Moslems becoming supporters of democracy. Theirs is an hierarchical society that exalts men to the denigration of women. On the other hand, there is much good about Islam in their social services. I suggest that will not be enough.

Feb. 07 2011 07:16 PM

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