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Friday, December 2, 2011

:"The Republic of Heliopolis"

Egyptian blogger The Big Pharaoh is unhappy, like a lot of other Egyptian liberals, with the election results, so he's proposing the Republic of Heliopolis. Amr Hamzawy, democracy activist and former Carnegie wonk, was one of the few liberals to win outright and not have to face a runoff, and he ran in Heliopolis. It's satire of course, but I notice from his map that he seems to want to take the airport with them:

I just hope the Republic of Heliopolis makes their Presidential Palace my own favorite building, the Qasr al-Baron, Heliopolis planner Baron Empain's improbable taste of Angkor Wat in Egypt:

Qasr al-Baron

On that note, enjoy your weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's nothing getter than democracy, except of course when the wrong candidate wins. Then it's just downright undemocratic.