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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Yorker on Egypt Succession

A reader has recommended a piece by Joshua Hammer in The New Yorker on the Egyptian succession. Unfortunately only the abstract is available to non-subscribers, but I'll link to that and those with access can read more.

1 comment:

David Mack said...

Hammer not an expert on Umm ad-Dunya, but he has interviewed Gamal Mubarak, Mohamed al-Baradei, Ayman Nur, and wide range of others from Muslim brotherhood to secular bloggers and professors. Baradei quotes of special interest, as he claims, perhaps correctly, to having been totally surprised by popular support. Article concludes, "They never even consulted me about establishing this Facebook thing. I had no clue." Maybe "clueless" is the best stance for a regime critic to be taking?