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Friday, April 8, 2011

From "Sandmonkey": "7 Popular Myths About the [Egyptian] Revolution"

The blogger (I think his name is Mahmoud Salem from his Twitter account) who calls his blog "Rantings of a Sandmonkey," and who tweets more than he blogs these days, is (as you might guess from his nom de blog) usually an irreverent, profane, and outspoken voice of young Egyptian rebellion, though one with an uncharacteristically pro-Western bias. Since the Revolution, his longer-form blogging has picked up again, and he has a very interesting piece up called "7 Popular Myths About the Revolution," which I think is very balanced and sane, not to mention well-informed. And since his language is for once in the PG-13 range or mite warmer, I recommend it to you.

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