Inside Egypt The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/18/2009
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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The government of Egypt banned Inside Egypt in 2008-the first time a book on Egyptian politics had been banned in the country in decades-but quickly rescinded the ban after the international media firestorm that followed. The book depicts a country on the brink of collapse. Through interviews with ordinary Egyptians and extensive travels in the country, Bradley reveals why Egypt is now vulnerable to another popular uprising that could bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in a country once noted for its plurality and tolerance. Book jacket.

Author Biography

John R. Bradley has written for The Economist, The Washington Quarterly, The Financial Times, The New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, and Salon. Fluent in Egyptian Arabic, he is the author of the critically acclaimed Saudi Arabia Exposed: Inside a Kingdom in Crisis.

Table of Contents

A Failed Revolutionp. 1
The Brothersp. 49
Sufis and Christiansp. 81
The Bedouinp. 101
Torturep. 117
Corruptionp. 147
Lost Dignityp. 169
Egypt After Mubarakp. 201
Afterwordp. 231
A Note on Sourcesp. 236
Indexp. 237
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