Friday, February 11, 2011

Egypt and PARIS COMMUNE

The three-weeks of protests in Egypt connected to the decades-old dictatorship of President Hosni Mubarak were finally successful today, ending with President Mubarak stepping down and passing authority to a "council of military leaders." (more info in the Times HERE).

Here are two interesting blog discussions of the current revolution in Egypt as compared to the 1871 uprising in Paris (explored in The Civilians' PARIS COMMUNE).

Cairo 2011, Paris 1871: The Uses and Misuses of History
and 
Going Viral, Paris Commune-Style: Egypt Uses Old Tools to Spark New Revolution

Here's a quick excerpt from PARIS COMMUNE:
LOUISE
Citizens! Power shared is true freedom. It is time that fraternity replaces charity, and federation replaces hierarchy! If I were the only person saying all this, people could say that I was a pathological case.  But there are thousands of us now, millions, none of whom gives a damn about authority. You see? Do you see?! It’s a simple thing. Don’t beg for your place in the world, take it!

1 comment:

  1. So good topic really i like any post talking about Ancient Egypt but i want to say thing to u Ancient Egypt not that only ... you can see in Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt Religion and more , you shall search in Google and Wikipedia about that .... thanks a gain ,,,

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