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Our Faith in Humanity

We talk about losing faith in humanity, because we see and do terrible things. But think of what that means. What are we comparing humanity to, in order…

Egypt: The Choices We Make

Perhaps one of the biggest changes we’ll all felt since Jan 25, 2011 is – the euphoria, and the burden of – choice. Will you go down? What…

Egypt: Story Arcs

Obligatory recap It’s difficult to know how far back to go – but let’s just say this; it’s January 2014, the Post-Morsi constitution has passed, with a (ridiculously)…

Another Look at the Referendum Results…

Although, ostensibly, you could vote Yes or No – in reality the No vote was never presented (or explained) as an option. Everybody knew what would happen with a Yes vote; the constitution would pass, and we’d move along, etc – but nobody ever bothered to investigate or discuss what a No vote would entail. Would the whole constitution be re-written? Would only certain articles be written?

Quick Review of The Square

Please note that in writing this, I’m completely ignoring whether or not I know any of the people featured in, or involved in, The Square – Not that…

What’s Next for Egypt?

It’s hard to know what’s going on in Egypt unless you’ve been keeping track…. Here’s a quick recap: The man in the military uniform is El-Sisi, he’s the…

English Translation of El-Sisi’s Alleged Leak

Yesterday, this video came out on YouTube, posted by the now mostly defunct Freedom & Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s supposedly a leaked…

Military Trials: A Constitutional Overview

This is a quick survey of what some constitutions have to say about Military Trials (or the lack of them) – the basis for selection of these 10…

Egypt: A Sampling of Cognitive Biases

The conversation going on right now in Egypt, whether it’s on twitter, or in a cab, or on a supposedly well-respected television show – has mostly been bereft…