Egytian Dissident Cynthia Farahat: Middle East Wants Free Markets, Free Speech

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In a recent interview with Reason, Egyptian dissident Cynthia Farahat discussed how the Middle East is craving freedom of speech and the free market, two pillars of Western democracy. She founded a pro-liberal democracy party, was summarily persecuted and she sought (and was granted) political asylum in the United States.

She spoke at one of our previous Author’s Night in 2013 and here is the video of the event: