reviving civil society is a complicated task, as the peoples of Egypt and Tunisia will soon find out. The reason is self-evident:
Civil society is an intricate, fragile and even mysterious entity that evolves over decades, if not centuries. Its pillars — private, voluntary associations, decentralization of the state and delegation of political power to independent bodies — must be nurtured patiently and from below.
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