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This edition: Temptations Of Power: Islamists And Illiberal Demo





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Episode Details

Original tape date: April 8, 2014.

Shadi Hamid, a fellow at the Brookings Institution Saban Center for Middle East Policy, argues that repression originally compelled Islamists to moderate their politics. But ironically, democratic openings pushed them back to their original fundamentalism, leaving no space for liberal norms such as women's rights.