Posts tagged "revolution"

Women’s Bodies, Mediating the Revolution

From Khaled Fahmy's article, "Women, Revolution, and Army" in the Egyptian Independent:
Ibrahim [Samira Ibrahim, Egyptian woman who successfully sued the army for "subjecting her to a 'virginity test'"] may not be aware that the humiliating virginity test she was subjected to last March in the Hykestep military prison was not the first of its...

Qu’est qui ce passe en France?

Ashley Baxstrom: What's up with France?  President Nicolas Sarkozy of France joined President Barack Obama here in New York last week to celebrate the 125th anniversary of France’s gift of the Statue of Liberty to the US. The statue was originally dedicated on Oct. 28, 1886 in recognition of the French-American friendship established...

Religion, Saudi Arabia’s Symbolic Resource

Stephane Lacroix writes for Foreign Policy that the same types of unrest that are taking place across the Middle East have bypassed Saudi Arabia for two reasons, one "material" and the other "symbolic."  The first is most obviously Saudi Arabia's immense oil reserves and subsequent national wealth.  The second is what Lacroix calls the...

Making Force Faithful

From a new post at Footnotes Since the Wilderness about the Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and it's conscription by George Washington as a hospital during the Revolution:
Cynics might point out that Ephrata became a hospital because George Washington said it must and, indeed, he did. He offered Peter Miller, Ephrata’s spiritual leader, no...

Our Woman in Cairo

Yasmin Moll, a Ph.D. student in socio-cultural anthropology at NYU, has been our woman in Cairo, reporting what she saw during and after the protests that led to the end of Hosni Mubarak's 30 year reign.  I asked Yasmin last week what she thought of George Friedman's analysis of the events.  Friedman, editor and CEO...

Seeing God in Tahrir: Ethics of the Revolution

by Yasmin Moll Many commentators both inside and outside Egypt have focused on the anticipated role of the Muslim Brotherhood in a post-Mubarak Egypt. In many of these analyses, the Brotherhood is used as a metonym for the projected role of Islam in the public sphere. However, while the Brotherhood will certainly play a formative role...

We Are All Egyptians

by Yasmin Moll There are tens of thousands of Egyptians in Tahrir today. And there are millions of Egyptians who are not. If we believe some international media outlets and domestic opposition papers, these groups make up two distinct camps: those for democracy and those for Mubarak. And if we believe the state press, the dividing line...

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Daily Links October 6 2004

Church v. State, Israeli Style “‘Even if the constitution includes the Ten Commandments, we will oppose it,'” said Israeli former Shas leader, Aryeh Deri, expressing the ultra-orthodox fear that an Israeli constitution could give the Supreme Court authority to change the religious status quo. Yuval Yoaz ofHaaretz reports on the compromises religious and secular parties have had to...