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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Do These Remind You of Anything?

I've been cribbing a lot lately from Issandr El Amrani at The Arabist, but he finds a lot of great stuff, especially on Egypt. He's been mining the ElBaradei Facebook sites for political art and has a post called "ElBaradei Fan Art". There's something distinctly familiar about these two:

Hey, it worked once . . .


John said...

I'd guess that the desired goal is not only to change the regime but to install effective government.

If so, wouldn't the USA's 2008 election be a warning and not an inspiration?

LJ Marczak said...

Political posters in English based on themes from a US political campaign.

That seems to speak volumes about the support that Mr. ElBaradei enjoys among the Egyptian electorate.

A centimeter deep and half a meter wide.

On the same theme Carnegie released an interesting piece today on the one dimensional nature of Egyptian politics. This would seem to support their view.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

LJMarczak: I assume you mean Marina Ottaway's piece from, actually, a week or so ago:


LJ Marczak said...

Yes,indeed it was.

I'm on the weekly Carnegie email feed.

Luckily the news in the article wasn't a shocking new revelation or otherwise time sensitive.