It surprises me that nowhere in the media or the press have there been any comparisons between Spain in the thirties and the Egyptian unrest.
In the thirties Spain had a duly elected government that proceeded to do intolerable things which provoked a civil war.
A democratically elected government should not have carte blanche to do anything at all, and in the Egyptian case it is my understanding that the Muslim Brotherhood introduced intolerable measures which were bound to provoke unrest.
There are parameters for any elected government and if it exceeds these, trouble will follow.
G D Vinell