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Nader Fergany's Articles
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The progress of humanity is based on freedom and creativity. Any society or regime that encroaches on one of them is doomed to backwardness and recession. What about those who infringe on both?

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Higher living standards and social justice — top priorities of the revolution of the people — should be based on both minimum and maximum earnings, and a reasonable ratio between the two

Islamists and the people made mistakes during the first transitional period. These should not be repeated in the second period, the most important outcome of which is the constitution

Egypt's special connection with Palestinians and Syrians, which was sabotaged under the previous regime, must remain at the heart of revolutionary Egypt’s revised Arab policies

Egypt's current crisis is rooted in mistakes, at times fatal, that were committed during the first transitional phase following the great people's revolution in January 2011

The quest for political change should not rely on a specific social class. New movements like Tamarod are examples of cross-class alliances that will change the Arab world

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The second anniversary of the revolution is depressing, painful and pregnant with grave dangers

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The respective value of a nation's currency isn't only significant for that nation's morale, but is also a key factor vis-a-vis the fate of its economy, people and ruling regime

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Political Islamist groups not only polarise and divide Egyptian society, but are at odds amongst themselves, a reality that could have grave consequences on the country's territorial integrity

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Political Islam has come to dominate all aspects of the state, only cosmetic changes are made to Egypt's infrastructure but the revolution's tide is turning

Social justice was a key demand of the great people’s 2011 revolution, but no tangible progress has been made since, with the draft constitution unlikely to change that

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The composition of the Constituent Assembly contributed to the end result - a disfigured draft constitution that threatens to restrict all basic rights and freedoms

Barbaric capitalism together with continuing traffic jams, budget deficits, borrowing from abroad and the present regime's servile stance on Israel are some of the worries of Egyptian citizens today

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Ignoring the legitimate rights of the weak and impoverished, in Egypt as elsewhere in the Arab world, will continue to be a threat to authoritarian rule

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Egypt's leading Islamist groups – including the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists – have a responsibility to rein in irresponsible and potentially dangerous preachers

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It is time for the Arab world to invest in its longterm future, which can only be found in knowledge production, as fossil fuels run out

Arab states' reliance on rents has had a negative impact on economic growth and productivity and led to lack of democratic accountability

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Arab nations must embrace knowledge creation and end their reliance on oil revenues if they want to compete on the global stage

Four years ago, writer and thinker Abdel-Wahhab El-Messeiry, one of Egypt's leading lights, died at the age of 70. The anniversary of his passing should have been marked in a manner befitting his formidable contributions

Incompetence, hubris or design? Why did Egypt's transitional period witness so much turbulence and mismanagement?

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