A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, March 7, 2011

Egypt's New Culture Minister is a Historian

As a historian by training, I'm always glad to see an appreciation for the field: Egypt's new Minister of Culture, Emad Abou-Ghazi, is a historian. Though he's also a prominent public intellectual, I was interested to note, in the Al-Ahram profile at the link above, that one of his books was on Egypt's 1919 Revolution, which as I've noted before, offers some intriguing parallels to recent events in its bottom-up, no-single-leader nature.

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