This essay attempts to deconstruct myths about the Egyptian revolution. It reveals that it is far from being a peaceful and Cairo-centered revolt made by globalized, middle-class youth. It argues that the US “empire” and its media apparatus have created such myths about Egypt’s uprising in order to direct it to become another failed color revolution like its Eastern European counterparts that delivered neoliberal, United States–friendly regimes.
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Zeinab Abul-Magd; Occupying Tahrir Square: The Myths and the Realities of the Egyptian Revolution. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 July 2012; 111 (3): 565–572. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-1596290
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