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(Knowing) Egypt Chaos (Leon Wieseltier)

I don’t understand how and on what basis Leon Wieseltier comes here to such an immediate comprehension and determinations of the so-called “facts” caught up in the confusing whorl that is Egypt after Mubarak and right now. From Washington D.C., … Continue reading

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Egyptian Chaos & Popular Will (Political Theology)

I’m trying to make sense of the chaos and carnage in Egypt, especially in response to Egyptian public opinion. This opening paragraph from this recent  article NYT says worlds:  Gathering Thursday morning around a mosque used as a morgue for … Continue reading

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Politics Looks Like This (Presidents Mahmoud Abbas and Adly Mansour in Cairo)

Politics looks like this. Presidents Mahmoud Abbas and Adly Mansour meet in Cairo. I’m sure no one  knows what this “means.”

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Egypt Good For Israel Good For Egypt?

Of course the front page of this morning’s Maariv asks the wrong question. To ask if the upheavals across the Arab world and now in Egypt are “good for Israel” is understandable enough if you happen to live in or … Continue reading

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Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day in Egypt.

I got this online at Al-Arabiyah English: Wanting to spark a buzz, Tourism Ireland has sealed a deal to bathe the world’s top tourist destinations in green to mark of Ireland’s national day. “The reason we do it is to … Continue reading

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Egypt, Israel, and the Arab Spring (Scale)

There’s an  excellent piece about President Mohammed Mursi of Egypt by Yasmine El Rashidi in the New York Review of Books. It reads very much like an insider’s view of recent events in Egypt going back to the elections that … Continue reading

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