The Egyptians: A Radical Story

The Egyptians: A Radical Story

Jack Shenker


From award-winning journalist Jack Shenker, The Egyptians is the fundamental publication approximately Egypt and radical politics In early 2011, Cairo's Tahrir sq. in short commanded the eye of the realm. part a decade later, the foreign media has mostly moved on from Egypt's explosive cycles of revolution and counter-revolution - however the Arab World's such a lot populous kingdom is still as risky as ever, its turmoil in detail sure up with sorts of authoritarian strength and grassroots resistance that extend correct around the globe. within the Egyptians: a thorough tale, Jack Shenker uncovers the roots of the rebellion that succeeded in toppling Hosni Mubarak, one of many center East's such a lot entrenched dictators, and explores a rustic now divided among irreconcilable political orders. difficult traditional analyses that depict modern Egypt as a conflict among Islamists and secular forces, The Egyptians illuminates different, way more vital fault traces: the far-flung groups waging conflict opposed to transnational firms, the boys and ladies struggling with to subvert normal gender norms, the employees dramatically seizing regulate in their personal factories, and the cultural manufacturers (novelists, graffiti artists and illicit bed room DJs) appropriating public house in defiance in their repressive and more and more violent western-backed regime. Situating the Egyptian revolution in its right context - no longer as an remoted occasion, yet as an ongoing renowned fight opposed to a undeniable version of nation authority and monetary exclusion that's replicated in numerous varieties all over the world - The Egyptians explains why the occasions of the previous 5 years have proved so threatening to elites either inside of Egypt and overseas. As Egypt's rulers search to dispose of all types of dissent, seeded in the rebellious politics of Egypt's younger new release are vast principles approximately democracy, sovereignty, social justice and resistance which may but switch the realm.

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