Inside Egypt: The Road to Revolution in the Land of the Pharaohs

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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Inside Egypt in 2008—the first time a book on Egyptian politics had been banned in the country in decades—and quickly rescinded it after the media firestorm that followed. The book depicts the country before the collapse, and then explores recent events in Egypt and the realization of the predicted revolution. Through interviews with ordinary Egyptians and extensive travels in the country, Bradley reveals why Egypt was vulnerable to a popular uprising and how it could bring about an...

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

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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Inside Egypt in 2008—the first time a book on Egyptian politics had been banned in the country in decades—and quickly rescinded it after the media firestorm that followed. The book depicts the country before the collapse, and then explores recent events in Egypt and the realization of the predicted revolution. Through interviews with ordinary Egyptians and extensive travels in the country, Bradley reveals why Egypt was vulnerable to a popular uprising and how it could bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in a country once noted for its plurality and tolerance.

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“Bradley’s books suggests Egypt’s rupture had clear omens . . . and was promptly banned by the Mubarak government.” The New Yorker

 

“This dark and sober look at contemporary Egypt . . . offers a compelling explanation for the anger now being seen on the streets of Cairo.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“Terrifically well told and extremely sobering” — Kirkus

“In this highly readable and thoughtful volume, Bradley provides a devastating critique of Egypt’s current dictatorial government.” – Library Journal

"Inside Egypt is an original, angry, brilliant, subtle, and highly readable expose of contemporary Egyptian politics and society."—Peter Bergen, author of Holy War Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know

"Egypt is the next domino to fall and, as they say, so goes Egypt so goes the Middle East. John R. Bradley hits the nail on the head, explaining why a pillar of American dominance in that part of the world is about to crumble." —Robert Baer, former Middle East-based CIA operative, author of See No Evil and Sleeping with the Devil

 

"John Bradley's Inside Egypt is an informed and immensely readable addition to this literature" —Michael Burleigh, Kefaya

 

"...a must read for anyone interested in Egyptian politics."  —Nathan Field, Daily News Egypt

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230120662
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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. He lives in Singapore.

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Table of Contents

A Failed Revolution

• The Brothers

• Sufis and Christians

• The Bedouin

• Torture

• Corruption

• Lost Dignity

• Egypt after Mubarak

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