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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…

Egypt: Here & Now

It has been almost a month since Ex-President Morsi was removed from office, and the conversation about whether or not he was removed by revolution or coup, or…

July 26th, 2013: Let’s Go Crazy

I’ve been trying to talk sanity for the last few days. People don’t want to hear it. You’re either pro-military or pro-terrorism, you’re either an ikhwan or a…

The Crisis of Mind & Morality in Egypt

The Great Divide Recent events in Egypt have led to deep intellectual and moral fractures; Egyptians are both shocked and offended at the way media is handling things,…

Testimony on Army / Brotherhood Clashes

I’ve just come off the phone, after talking at length with a friend I trust who lives, more or less literally, in the middle of the battle zone,…

This Word You Keep Using…

The Muslim Brotherhood lives in a Bizarro World. In their universe, the supreme authority is not the God of Islam, to whom all individuals have access through their…

My Version of Sultan’s Speech.

To avoid all suspense – The last page reads: Superman is actually Clark Kent. Now, onwards: We sailed the storms, and we defeated fire breathing hell-spawn! We battled…

Over 25 Million Voters – Mostly Invisible!

Even before the 1st round of the so-called Egyptian Presidential Elections, many (myself included) had called for a boycott, many others called for invalidating ballots. However, because many…

Blame The Brotherhood

There’s a storm brewing across Egypt. The last scene of the first Act is coming to bear on us, and the actors are mostly in place, and the…