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Mohammad Fadel is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Toronto.
Egyptians wanted direct democracy but got authoritarianism.
The promise of democracy lies in its potential to cultivate political virtue over time. But Egypt's liberals, unnerved by the policies of the legitimate Muslim Brotherhood government, refused to wait.
Egypt should embrace the challenge of democracy.
The notion that elimination of the Muslim Brotherhood would produce a liberal democratic order was wishful thinking.
Which arguments for democracy are convincing in Islamic terms?
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