Hillary Clinton: Mubarak Regime is 'Stable'

Hillary suggested today that the Mubarak regime is in no danger of falling. Keeping in mind that tweets distort, and pictures distort, and that most Egyptians aren't out in the streets, I still wouldn't bet my house that the Mubarak regime is stable. Blake Hounshell explains how the police have been out-foxed so far. Keep in mind, of course, that Egypt has experienced periods of public unrest before, and the government has always managed to stifle the protests.  But the consequences of this burst of anger are potentially huge. Two questions: Where is al-Jazeera in this? The network, so obsessed with the Palestine Papers, which tell people what we already know, hasn't been covering these demos with much alacrity. And where is the Muslim Brotherhood? So far, sitting out.

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Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror. More

Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. He was previouslly a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

Goldberg's book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. He received the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism and the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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