Daily Archives: 2011-02-12

How Cyber-Pragmatism Brought Down Mubarak

The following is an excerpt from The Nation by Sam Graham-Felsen What caused the uprising in Egypt that swiftly brought down Mubarak’s thirty-year-old regime? Depending on whom you’re listening to, the Internet had either everything or nothing to do with it. On one extreme are the so-called “Cyber-Utopians,” who hail Egypt’s revolt as the “Facebook Revolution” and emphasize the role …

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Egypt’s Mubarak resigns

by Gerald Giam Two weeks ago, when I first read the news of the protests in Egypt, which followed the popular uprising and toppling of the government in Tunisia, I cynically remarked to my wife that the protests will carry on for a few days then fizzle out. Life in Egypt will then return to “normal” under the authoritarian rule …

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