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Suez

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On April 7, 2021
The ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal was a moment that forced the world to actually think about global supply chains, the transportation networks that tie the economy together, and about the Suez Canal itself. The historian of Egypt Aaron Jakes has a good piece on the history of the Suez Canal that places […]

Sunken Cities

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On January 7, 2016

Rather than start off our day with the usual doom and gloom, how about something cool? Like the rediscovery of an Egyptian city that was known about but not thought to be important until more excavati

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Above: Gamal Abdel Nassar I’ve long thought Jacobin is at its best when it is moving the conversation on what it means to be a leftist ahead in the post-Soviet era, as opposed to commenting on the issues of the day. It’s certainly my long-standing contention that the way to a viable left in the […]

Not the Onion

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On August 21, 2014

Ouch: Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri – echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as i

No counter-revolution is complete without a call for the return of the monarchy: Asked what he thought would be the solution to Egypt’s malaise, Prince Osman cited the example of Spain, which successfully reinstated its monarchy following a devastating civil war and an era of fascist dictatorial rule. It now enjoys a viable democratic system. “The […]

Pinochet Nostalgia

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On July 5, 2013

The Wall Street Journal, openly pining for Augusto Pinochet: Mr. Obama also requested a review of U.S. aid to Egypt, but cutting that off now would be a mistake. Unpopular as America is in Egypt, $1.3

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