Why realpolitik by itself is not a good way to analyze a political situation such as the Egyptian protests — or reform in the U.S.
The long run will be determined by real goals of state improvement.
By the search for simplicity clarity and honesty of goverment.
To go against these goals in the name of realpolitik will come back
to haunt those who do so – as well as labelling as corrupt those
comentators who advocate such interests.
It may seem obvious to follow what appear to be interests and
political “stability” – and this may serve some particular interests
but it does not serve a forward looking policy and will turn out to be one more example of poliLical folly