All is for the best in the best of possible worlds

Hosni Mubarak, latter-day Pangloss:

CAIRO: President Hosni Mubarak said the Arab world is currently in the best of states and that its problems will end in time.
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.