The Right Coast
February 14, 2006
Why Hamas Won
By Mike Rappaport
Fareed Zakaria has an interesting explanation in his Time Magazine column:
Let's stop for a moment and understand how this happened, so that at least we can stop being surprised. The story of the rise of Hamas mirrors the rise of almost all such Islamic political parties in the Middle East.While I am discussing Zakaria, let me recommend his book "The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad," which did not receive the attention it deserves, especially among libertarians. It is not a strict libertarian book, even of the moderate variety, as it seems to embrace rule by elites a bit too much. That said, it is filled with powerful and well documented explanations and arguments. Well worth the read.