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The Breakdown: Why Is Egypt in Revolt? | The Nation

The Breakdown: Why Is Egypt in Revolt?

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A culture of rampant corruption and arbitrary imprisonment, a rigid and senseless bureaucracy, a financially destitute majority and innumerable cases of police-led torture of civilians—these are among the unbearable conditions that have spawned a people’s revolt in Egypt. But what comes next? On this week’s extended special edition of The Breakdown, DC Editor Chris Hayes and professor of twentieth-century Egyptian history Noor Khan explain the context of recent calls for democracy in Egypt.    

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Professor Khan on current systemic obstacles to Egyptian democracy.
The Independent's Robert Fisk reports from Cairo.
Live coverage from Al Jazeera.
We are all Khaled Said”—Facebook page on police torture in Egypt.
 

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