It is rare that the most important piece of equipment in your bag is the bag itself, even more rare for that bag to be a black plastic trash sack slung over your shoulder as you walk past pro-government thugs on a bridge over the River Nile. The trash bag’s purpose, of course, is to… Continue reading Untitled
theeconomist: Mubarak toppled. It seems like all the news from this morning indicated that Mubarak had managed to stay in spite of the opposition. I wonder what happened?
This containment strategy has worked. By politically encircling the protesters, the regime prevented the conflict from extending beyond its grasp. With the protesters caught between regime-engineered violence and regime-manufactured safety, the cabinet generals remained firmly in control of the situation. The generals that now man the cabinet also sought to wage a war on the… Continue reading Untitled
theeconomist: Tahrir Square, Cairo. While protests continue, our correspondent in the city suggests that something close to normalcy is beginning to return.