Is there anything so stupid that a New York Times op-ed columnist cannot write with a straight face?
India vs. China vs. Egypt: India has a weak central government but a really strong civil society…. China has a muscular central government but a weak civil society…. Egypt… has a weak government and a very weak civil society…. But there is one thing all three have in common: gigantic youth bulges under the age of 30, increasingly connected by technology but very unevenly educated.
Egypt and India have gigantic youth bulges. China--as anybody who knows anything about the political-demographic history of China over the past two generations knows--does not.
Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?