02/05/2011 01:02 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jon Meacham On The Egypt Crisis And Liberty (VIDEO)

Precisely 18 months ago, on June 4, 2009, President Obama traveled to Cairo -- that "timeless city," as he called it -- to address the Islamic world. Committed to "governments that reflect the will of the people," the president called on those in power to "govern with respect for all their people."

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