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Monday, November 20,  2017
Politics
Joseph S. Nye

The old view of polar extremes has been overtaken by the spread of information that has helped create and empower a new middle ground in Egypt and elsewhere

Martin Moore

Only when there is adequate legal protection and recognition of the value of independent journalism will individuals and institutions be able to write and publish freely

James Derounian

Local communities are key to the success of a democracy.  Egypt should concentrate on the modest, humdrum, everyday renewal of life in its villages, neighbourhoods, and cities

John Inge

The ability to democratically get rid of a government, and having mature institutions of civil society which provide checks and balances are two of the most crucial characteristics of a democratic society

Kwasi Kwarteng

It is understandably difficult for a plural society to emerge quickly after 30 years, but the defeatism of those who voted “no” in the referendum, believing there was too little time to prepare, was striking

Jo Johnson

The liberal parties now taking shape are chronically fragmented, badly organised, overwhelmingly urban and lacking in leadership.  The result is that liberal democracy will not replace despotism as easily as Washington and London might hope

Maria Golia

It takes imagination and resourcefulness to relinquish a self - image to which you’ve grown accustomed. Who will “the new you” be?

Mirette F. Mabrouk

Transparency is an integral part of any successful democratic system. If our future is being decided now, then we must be able to play a part. And for that to happen, we need to know the rules of the game

David Rieff

The most relevant fact for the majority of the inhabitants of countries like Egypt and Tunisia is not that they have been governed by tyrants but that they live in crushing poverty 

Rants

There’s No Grey in Our Flag

 “In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt. Continue Reading

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EDITORIAL

Editorial – The Nile

It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant. Continue Reading

An open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. We can never forget that it was your courage and foresight that called for change and a transition...  Continue Reading

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Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction,...  Continue Reading

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Polls

Removing the word "civil" from the Constitution will result in
 A military state
 A theocratic (religious) state
 A civil state
 Don''t care
Do you support holding football matches with fans attending?
 Yes
 No
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