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Opinion: Escaping the Cairo Eye

The fact that Cairo is not attractive from above is no secret for those who look at it from the...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 1 month ago

The burning of Paris and the memory of Alexandria

There was a story about the city where what mattered most was the human crisis, disregarding the danger that threatened...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 6 years ago

Egypt’s continuing struggle with Western modernity

"He who signed his orders of the day, the Member of the Institute, Commander-in-Chief of the Army in the East,...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 9 years ago

Militarized perceptions and the fate of liberal Egypt

According to a recent statement by a prominent member of the Egyptian junta (Major General Mamdouh Shahin), Mubarak could not...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 9 years ago

The accelerating universe and us

Our universe is not only expanding; it is also doing so at an accelerating rate. For this remarkable empirical discovery...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 9 years ago

The politics of symbolic forms

Where does Israel live in the Egyptian public imagination? Some unfortunate instances are usefully recalled: Jewish settlement in Palestine; a...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 9 years ago

After the spectacle

The entry of our stretcher-borne ex-dictator into that courtroom cage marked a watershed between two qualitatively different Egyptian worlds: A...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 10 years ago

The council's greatest challenge

By definition, those who participated in the revolution rejected the Mubarak regime. The reasons for the revulsion varied however, and...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 10 years ago

Egypt’s Islamist prospects

Many at home and abroad are apprehensive of an eventual Islamist takeover should the popular revolt in Egypt lead to...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 10 years ago

Egypt's worlds

A clash between two worlds. One world aspires to break the chains of humiliation that have long robbed it of...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 10 years ago

‘Smart’ government, idiotic leadership

Egypt is marked by a profound contradiction which deserves some comment: Healthy rates of economic growth exist alongside a widespread...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 10 years ago

Cairo Time… Coming to an end?

I recently had the pleasure of viewing the splendid film Cairo Time, directed by Ruba Nadda, a young Arab-Canadian.The film...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 11 years ago

Sinai standoff reveals crisis in Egyptian pluralism

Egypt’s football crisis with Algeria last November has roots in how we view our relationship with others, particularly Arabs. Our...

Amr el-Zant Amr el-Zant 11 years ago