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Defeat’s possibilities: 3 activists recount 1967 as formative
Lina Attalah and Yasmin El-Rifae | 1967: the moment that fractured the new nationalism; politically formative for generations to follow
Historiographical frustrations: Writing the history of the 1967 defeat
Osman El Sharnoubi | "The documents are damning. The state doesn’t want you to find out the scandalous way it did its business."
Avant-garde art between Egypt and the Soviet Union: Visual comparisons
Ismail Fayed and Sarah Fayed | On the Soviet avant-garde that attempted to put forward new ideas through art before and during Stalin’s
The Suez Canal in historical imaginary
Laura Bird | The rhetoric surrounding this fervidly hyped project serves as a reminder that this is just the latest
Propaganda of shattered dreams: Remembering the films of July 23
Rowan El Shimi | This year I asked myself, do these films have much to offer besides their political message?
On the seven films of Tawfiq Saleh: Militant with a camera
Adham Youssef | It wouldn’t be easy to definitively categorize Tawfiq Saleh as a Marxist filmmaker, but his works are
Egypt’s cinematic gems: The Sparrow
Alia Ayman | This overlooked masterpiece, once banned, ends with a hysterical call for continued resistance
Mostafa Hussein and mentioning the sins of the deceased
Andeel | Mentioning the good deeds of a deceased Mostafa Hussein, Abdallah Kamal or even Salah Jahin is a contribution
The stories of sound
Lina Attalah | As with other realms of expression, the story of sound in Egypt is also one of dispute over who controls
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Heikal: The supreme spiritual guide of the state
People received news of the passing of the most prominent Egyptian — and possibly Arab — journalist,
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Egypt: The nation of snitches makes a comeback
When a ruler depends solely on the power of oppression and completely impedes rational thinking, he no
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The Political Marshal of Egypt
Whether Mohamed Hassanein Heikal is preparing Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s electoral program,
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