Tag Archives: Democracy

What is Democracy?


This essay is directed to many friends who always use the argument that “voting is democracy” to justify the creation of a different type of tyranny. What is democracy? Some may think this is theoretical and irrelevant; I believe this … Continue reading

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The Tipping Point: When Will Change Come to Egypt?


Egyptians are unhappy with their government and the state of the country – nobody can argue against that. However, for any meaningful change to happen, three conditions need to take to take place. Continue reading

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Can we Trust Them with Free Elections?


One of the most common arguments among the Egyptian elite, whenever the “idea” of free elections comes up is: can we trust the people (often said with a disgusted look) with free elections? What do they know? They’re ignorant at best, Islamist at worst, and often both. Continue reading

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Living Under an Ailing President


Regardless of what one may think of Mubarak’s 30 years presidency, his surgery in Germany last March sets a new phase in his presidency, and possibly dominating his legacy. These events usher the beginning of the final phase in President Mubarak’s reign – “living under an ailing president”. Continue reading

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