Revolution as Experience
The conclusion describes how the notion of lived contingency and the analysis throughout the manuscript redefine who should be called a revolutionary, including the significance of the revolutionary experience to and the practices of revolutionary actors. Most important, Atef Shahat Said analyzes how the biggest mistake Egyptian revolutionaries made was that they did not trust their power, not that they trusted the military or left Tahrir Square on February 11, 2011. He then discusses some of the key theoretical and empirical implications of this book. These include the nuances of how power works on the ground and the difficulties of democratization processes after revolutions, as well as an analysis of revolution as a process. It includes the variations of barricades in revolutions and the ways revolutions are still fought on the ground, despite being a global spectacle in recent years.