January 27, 2014

How America Abandoned Egypt's Arab Spring

Cynthia Schneider, CNN

The Associated Press

Egyptian voters this month ratified a new constitution that enshrines the military, police and intelligence in positions of unprecedented power. Filmgoers elsewhere could watch "The Square," Jehane Noujaim's documentary about resilient revolutionaries -- youth, intellectuals and Muslim Brotherhood -- fighting for dignity, social justice, economic empowerment and freedom. Which is the true Egypt? Both, but the second has been ignored by the Obama administration and much of the media.

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