Hani Shukrallah's Articles

‎Parliamentary elections announce the death of politics in Egypt. Death, after all, is a most restful state.

A spectre is haunting Egypt. The spectre of a dead revolution.

Amid the present furore over what is Islam, we should recall something important: the Egyptian Revolution was not anti-Islamic or pro-Islamic, but non-Islamic, aimed at breaking the police state/Islamic state duality

If you were looking for truthful, objective and balanced coverage of the profoundly complex, intensely polarised Egyptian scene after the 30 June uprising, you had to look outside the mainstream media–at home or abroad

It seemed to be working: the army was – more or less – back in the barracks, the police were now doing their torture and killing for the Brotherhood, the Judiciary was being subdued and MB and Mubarak Oligarchs were making nice

30 June was a massive revolutionary uprising by millions of Egyptians. Was it also a military coup? Sure, but so was each wave of the Egyptian revolution – the alternative is Syria

Popular revolutions inevitably have strange bed-fellows; the point is which party gets to be on top

Bemoaning the Muslim Brotherhood’s lost democracy? Well, think again

Unable to impose its emergent political will, the Egyptian revolution is able to frustrate, foil and bring down the political wills of its opponents

The people’s revolutionary upsurge strikes at the foundations of SCAF supremacy, paradoxically whetting the Brotherhood’s appetite for power

It may have been a marriage of convenience, but it had all the hallmarks of a match made in heaven. Why did it sour?

In the second instalment of this essay: a look at 'the best of all possible worlds' that was not to be

Egypt’s current reality – muddled, chaotic and overcast with ambiguity – can be understood only by situating it within the nation’s tumultuous revolutionary history. Ahram Online will run the essay in daily instalments

Democracy is constituted by the express and active will of real, living people, not by a box; this is especially true when these people are engaged in an on-going revolution, charting their and their nation’s future

Egyptians are overthrowing an Islamist regime, once again defying lazy stereotypes about the region

In their feverish attempt to grab Egypt now, the Muslim Brotherhood are pushing the millennia old nation to the brink

As hundreds of thousands of Egyptians yet again go on the streets to regain their hijacked revolution, it might prove useful to re-imagine what might have been, as a way to help chart what could be

The Egyptian Revolution signified a triumph of the urban; even while the counter-revolution looks to the undefeatable rural for provisions

Why does the Western media refuse to see the epochal resurgence of Egypt's revolutionary spirit? Because love is blind

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