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Totalitarian democracy

The cover of the current issue of Time Magazine calls Egyptians “the world’s best protestors” and “the world’s worst democrats.” The startling ignorance of this cover highlights a fundamental question that — in the current climate of frenzied analyses of Egypt — is not being asked: Is it more democratic …

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Halt Arbitrary Action Against Brotherhood, Media

(New York) – Egypt’s military-installed government should end its arbitrary acts against the Muslim Brotherhood and the news media, Human Rights Watch said today. Since Defense Minister General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi announced the removal of President Mohamed Morsy from power on the night of July 3, the authorities have detained Muslim Brotherhood leaders, …

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Will Egypt’s Fragile Democracy Stick?

More protests are expected Sunday after the new government named Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister — and then later backtracked and said consultations were continuing. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to Nathan Brown, professor of international affairs at George Washington University, about what the ouster of …

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s aid programs and their implications in the 2011 Egyptian revolution

The Muslim Brotherhood’s role during Egypt’s January 25 uprisings in 2011 is highly debated. On one hand, many of the Brotherhood’s critics would cite that the group’s leadership initially did not support the protests that would eventually end President Mubarak’s 30-year rule, and were late in joining the protests that …

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The Muslim Brotherhood's aid programs and their implications in the 2011 Egyptian revolution

The Muslim Brotherhood’s role during Egypt’s January 25 uprisings in 2011 is highly debated. On one hand, many of the Brotherhood’s critics would cite that the group’s leadership initially did not support the protests that would eventually end President Mubarak’s 30-year rule, and were late in joining the protests that …

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