Egypt’s Dilemmas

    Did the Egyptian revolution really happen? Things look perplexing and confused. The people who led the revolution are solemnly asking about what happened, if history was manipulated and if the last four years were simply four lost years of their lives. Every defeat is incredibly painful, but helplessness is even harder than defeats. The
2015-03-29

Ali Al Raggal

Egyptian researcher in socio-politics, specialized in Security Studies.


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    Did the Egyptian revolution really happen? Things look perplexing and confused. The people who led the revolution are solemnly asking about what happened, if history was manipulated and if the last four years were simply four lost years of their lives.
Every defeat is incredibly painful, but helplessness is even harder than defeats. The revolution has failed to carry out a normative and political project. And it was limited, at best, to fostering some normative concepts among youth in some big cities such as Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, and al-Ismailia. But these attempts depended on the different mass movements that were instigated thanks to the political opportunities of self-organized mobilization for different sectors of the society. Peasants, workers, and engineers blocked roads and held thousands of strikes and sit-ins. However, no networking or communication occurred between the different revolutionary groups and social movements in order to crystallize a clear political vision for governance and administration.

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