Egyptians don’t need yet more lectures

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February 15, 2011
by Brendan O'Neill  
Posted in Commentary

"There have been two uprisings in Egypt. There has been the real thing, an inspiring mass surge for democratic rights. And then there has been the media version, the interpretation of these tumultuous events by political actors and journalists outside of Egypt. This media version, this refraction of the Egyptian people’s streetfighting through the prism of outsiders’ concerns and aspirations, has revealed a great deal about the current corroded state of democracy and debate over here, far away from the Arab world." (02/15/11)  

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