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M. Landers

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  • Theocratic Dominance of the New Egypt may be Exaggerated
    • This past week has been utterly filled with relatively subdued, but still increasingly cheap, shots passed back and forth between the FJP and the electoral-politics-engaged secular/left. Meanwhile, the FJP is openly supporting some salafiyeen against felool/independents; not so much secularists. I'm not into the Brotherhood=boogeymen version of reality by any stretch, but the degree to which organizationally they view their own political potential as being bound to their association with religiosity (see also: recent campaign tactics and rhetoric on the "street" level especially) should not be underestimated when trying to figure out just who they might be willing to woo as allies. Hint: it's not going to be the party of Mr.-I-want-my-scotch on matters of personal and family law.

  • Wael Ghonim vs. Barack Obama: Change we Can Believe in, Yes we Can
    • Though you would never know it to watch the news, enamored as they are of portraying it as a matter of "facebook kids."

  • Foreseeing Egypt's Unrest
    • With no disrespect intended towards your own level of insight, I, frankly, doubt the honesty of every last individual who claims both to know what they're talking about and that an uprising was unforeseeable. Those two points just don't fly together. Even an absolute rube let loose in Egypt for a period of months could have come back with a better assessment of the explosive potential there than what many seem willing to admit to these days.

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