Stopping the violence comes first. Realizing that democracies can take decades to emerge should be a cause for hope.
The US secretary of State initially hailed Egypt's military as 'restorers of democracy,' but after more than 500 were killed in Cairo yesterday, he is changing his tune.
The US strained mightily to avoid calling Morsi's ouster a coup and to continue military aid. Egypt's military answered back today.
The Egyptian military's violent dispersal of a Muslim Brotherhood protest camp in Cairo overnight left scores dead and has set the stage for a bloodier period in Egypt.
After days of warning, Egypt's interim government finally moved to clear protest camps filled with supporters of the deposed president.
Mohammed Abd El-Zaher's bookshop has been binding books by hand since 1936, building a gilded reputation and withstanding the rise and fall of many a regime.