Worldview Archive: February, 2011

Egypt’s future lies with young men like these

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I believe that the key to the outcome of the upheavals going on the Mideast lies with the youth of Egypt. The caliber of the young leaders... Read more

Last evening in Fustat

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I spent my last evening in Cairo at a café in Fustat, one of the oldest districts of Cairo, where working and middle class Cairenes... Read more

Revisiting Judge Bastawisi

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One of the most satisfying interviews of my trip to Egypt was my visit to the home of Judge Hisham Bastawisi in Cairo. I last met him in 2005... Read more

The Egyptian revolution goes on, to where?

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I went back to Tahrir Square today to see the continuing protests against the fact that the post-Mubarak government is still headed by and... Read more

A determined fighter for Egyptian democracy

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Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel peace laureate and former head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog, is a prescient, prickly fighter for democracy... Read more

The Other Egypt

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Mohammed Goma, the man in this photo, who delivers fresh bread from a bakery, earns 30 Egyptian pounds a day, the equivalent of five dollars... Read more

Is the bloom of the revolution already fading?

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I went down to Tahrir Square today to see who would come to a snap demonstration called on Facebook. It was protesting the fact that the military... Read more

New civic spirit still alive on Cairo's streets

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You see it in the little things. Trash bins on Cairo bridges that never had them before. Volunteer clean up crews of young men in tough districts... Read more