Author Archives: HZ

“I am a revolutionary”

I am not a revolutionary. While I advocate revolution, I have not truly engaged in the ongoing/somewhat failing one since the 18 days of the initial uprising. Nor am I something that is “radically new or different” – as in … Continue reading

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4 theories on Egypt’s behind the scenes

Since Mubarak buzzed off, conspiracy theories have been as abundant as billboards of him once were. Almost everyone has their own little “sophisticated insight” about just what’s going on behind the scenes, who’s really controlling the situation, and what dodgy … Continue reading

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The issue of illiterate democracy

In my last post I argued for the possibility of a kind of “super democracy” unfolding in Egypt, but right now there’s the problem of the partially “illiterate democracy” we’re currently exercising. There are a lot of figures for literacy … Continue reading

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Egyptians’ lack of “personal space” = super democracy?

Despite the less than ideal voter turnout, Egypt’s first free referendum has delivered the final blow to the unfounded (and frankly racist) notion that “Egyptians aren’t ready for democracy.” Of course, having the capacity to freely vote is by no … Continue reading

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