“Kevin Rudd returned as Australian prime minister on Wednesday, executing a stunning party room coup on Julia Gillard …”

— Reuters, June 26, 2013

“The Egyptian army has overthrown President Mohamed Morsi, announcing a roadmap for the country’s political future that will be implemented by a national reconciliation committee.”

— Al Jazeera, July 4, 2013

“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”

— Winston Churchill, 1947

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