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On the state of Egypt : what made the revolution inevitable

Author: ʻAlāʼ Aswānī; Jonathan Wright
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage books editionView all editions and formats
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Provides an analysis of the issues present in Egyptian society, including economic stagnation, police brutality, and poverty that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak government, and reveals why the revolt was destined to happen.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: ʻAlāʼ Aswānī; Jonathan Wright
ISBN: 9780307946980 0307946983
OCLC Number: 707969213
Language Note: In English; translated from Arabic.
Description: x, 192 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The presidency and succession. The Egyptian campaign against the succession ; Three fallacious arguments for supporting Gamal Mubarak ; The art of pleasing the president ; The chameleons attack ElBaradei ; Should Gaza pay the price for hereditary succession in Egypt? Why are we falling behind as the world progresses ; The only way to evict Mr. Battista ; What do Egyptians expect from ElBaradei? ; When will President Mubarak grasp this truth? ; Does rigging elections count as a major sin? ; Do we need a benevolent dictator? ; A story for children and adults ; A surprise dinner with an important person ; Thoughts on the president's health ; Why don't Egyptians take part in elections? --
The people and social justice. Our advice to the butcher ; The party of the Great Collapse ; Why do Egyptians harass women? ; How should we overcome the temptation posed by women? ; The Niqab and flawed religiosity ; Piety in front of the camera ; What will protect the Copts? ; Egypt sits on the substitutes' bench ; Are Egyptians really religious? ; The sorrows of Miss Laurence ; Why are religious fanatics obsessed with women's bodies? ; Nora and the National Squad ; Defending Egypt's flag ; The importance of being human ; Who killed the Egyptians on the religious holiday? ; Can President Obama save the Copts? ; Egypt awakened ; The story of Mamdouh Hamza ; Who is killing the poor in Egypt? ; Does subservience protect us from injustice? ; Does mistreating people invalidate the Ramadan fast? --
Free speech and State repression. How do police officers celebrate Ramadan? ; A discussion with a state security officer ; Four videos to entertain President Mubarak ; Before we damn Switzerland ; An unfortunate incident befalls a state security officer ; Why was the general screaming? ; Should we start with moral reform or reforming the system? ; Are freedoms inseparable? ; The fate of Ibrahim Eissa.
Responsibility: Alaa Al Aswany ; translated by Jonathan Wright.
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Provides an analysis of the issues present in Egyptian society, including economic stagnation, police brutality, and poverty that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak government, and reveals why the revolt was destined to happen.

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