Sunday, January 19, 2014

Eenie Meanie Miny Moe

In the stars?
The endless speculation of whether or not he will run is another of the illusions of choice in Egypt. There will be no democratic revolution or even reform of the Egyptian body politic any time soon, irrespective as to whether the Omega Star guides from onstage or backstage.

Egypt is what it is: an oppressively centralized state that, mercifully, is forever challenged by a deeply-ingrained, chaotic culture that will never submit itself to a rigid order of any kind.

The revolution that never was is dead. Long live the revolution.

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