Originally published under the title „In Death, Morsi Becomes Mossadeq.“
|Turning Mohamed Morsi into an icon of radical chic won’t be easy.|
„Turning charismatic autocrats into icons of progress is one of the more annoying habits of the left. Che Guevara should be remembered as a common murderer. Instead he has been turned into a cool campus symbol of opposition to capitalism.
While the recently-deceased, and charisma-challenged, former president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, will probably not wind up on t-shirts signaling radical chic, he is nevertheless undergoing in death a near deification that comes closer to the post-mortem reinvention of [the late Iranian Prime Minister] Mohammed Mossadeq than of Che Guevara.“ (…)