By Tamir Moustafa Reposted from the BaltimoreSun.com
It's conventional wisdom these days that the Arab World has a thing or two to learn from the United States when it comes to democracy.
After all, the region is plagued by recalcitrant regimes willing to sacrifice most everything to stay in power. Even in Iraq, where a brutal dictator was deposed, the new government is barely able to function.
It might, therefore, come as a surprise to suggest that we Americans might have something to learn from the Arab world about standing up for democracy.