In the Le Figaro article in which he takes on France's embrace of state intervention and the status quo, Ivan Rioufol points out the obvious (was it ever in doubt?): that the "Arab spring" has given the lie to the canard that "democracy cannot be decreed, cannot be exported with guns and violence" …
White House adviser to Bush
(just in case you didn't recognize him):
Clausewitz: Never out of fashion!