January 7, 2014

Blame Protesters for the Mess in Egypt

Eric Trager, The New Republic

The Associated Press

If the activists are to continue their righteous campaign for a non-dictatorial Egypt, as The Square suggests they will, they will have to shift gears: they will have to draft a concrete agenda, better engage the Egyptian public, and organize beyond that one large traffic circle in downtown Cairo. The Square, however, gives its viewers no confidence that the activists are capable of a tactical reassessment, and seems painfully unaware that this is even necessary.

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