Inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin on the prospects for democracy in Egypt and the Middle East


Hour 1

Egypt's new Prime Minister designate Essam Sharaf surrounded by supporters at Tahrir Square (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin recently returned from Egypt, where conversations with Nobel Laureate Mohamed El Baradei, representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood, and protesters and Egyptians of all ages led her to conclude that the country is ripe for democracy.  She says that the outcome of the revolution is far from certain, but what happens in Egypt could very well shape the future of the Middle East and the region’s relations with the U.S.  Rubin joins Marty in the studio to talk about the upheavals in the Middle East, prospects for a more democratic Egypt and the impact of rebellions in other countries throughout the region.

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