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Egypt: The Moment of Change

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Millions of Egyptians have demonstrated inCairo's Tahrir Square to claim freedom after 30 years of oppression and autocracy, while Western commentators marvel about the timing and causes of what will soon be known as the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.

With remarkable foresight, Zed authors Rabab El-Mahdi and Philip Marfleet compiled a book in late 2009 explaining not only wh
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 8th 2009 by Zed Books
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This short book, written before the "Arab Spring" (or the African awakenings), provides valuable insights into broader underpinnings of exploitation, resistance and regime crackdown. Contrary to the narrative that the "Arab Spring" was relatively spontaneous and driven by social networking capabilities, this book shows how workers and others (including the oft-transformed Muslim Brotherhood) have been building resistance over the course of many years in the face of internationally tolerated and ...more
Some essays were clearly more interesting than others (torture > land reform any day) but they were all concise and well-written (roughly 15 pages each) and each offered a different way to see the inevitability of the 2011 revolution. Though it was written in 2009, it has some amazing foresight.
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