So I'm reading this article and it SEEMS to be saying that exporting democracy before a country is ready to deal with the rule of law is pretty much a guarantee of failure.
What really hit me in the gut, however was this:
"The complete bypassing of legal norms and standards makes the experience of present times much more frightening,"
"(Asia's people) are angry at the use of martial law and emergency and terrorism laws that steal their rights in the name of making them secure,"
It's not just Asia, folks. It's not just Asia.