Friday, June 26, 2009

Krauthammer 6/26/09

Iran's Revolution Needs a Leader

My take on Charles Krauthammer's latest. His column was published in the Washington Post.

Summary: Like Boris Yeltzin, for example. The protesters won't be able to maintain themselves without one.

Revolutions are dynamic, fluid. It is true that two months ago there was little difference between Ahmadinejad and Mousavi. But that day is long gone. Revolutions outrun their origins. And they transform their leaders.

My Views: I doubt that there's anything the outside world can do. We can give the opposition verbal support, however.

Charles Krauthammer is a more establishment columnist. He came to punditry by way of psychiatry (at Massachusetts General Hospital) via the New Republic Magazine. He appears on TV where you never see his wheelchair. Here's his Wiki bio.

He wrote a book which is pictured at the right. I am drawn by the substance and the thinking than any particular writing flair.