Sunday, March 13

The Egyptian Counterrevolution

"The most common interpretation of the Egyptian Revolution goes something like this: in January 2011, thousands of young Egyptians used social media to build a mass movement against Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian government. In February, the revolution brought down Mubarak and paved the way for democratic elections. But after the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party won the 2012 elections and began implementing Islamist policies, the army was forced to step in again to prevent the country from backsliding into authoritarianism. ..."

2014 July: Stories of Change – Beyond the ‘Arab Spring’, 2015 December: The Square (2013)