Egypt on the Brink has 9 ratings and 2 reviews. dictatorial coups from Nasser to Sadat and Mubarak, and transition to civilian dictators like Mohammed Morsi. Famous until the s for its religious pluralism and extraordinary cultural heritage, Egypt is now seen as an increasingly repressive and divided land, home of. Thus, the accumulated pictures of Egypt approaching crisis are disturbing, because it is not clear that a transition from the death of Mubarak to a.

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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The generalization that Nasser “failed to convert his revolution into a state” p. Sarah Giordano rated it liked it Jun 08, This new edition takes events up to summerlooking at how Egypt has become increasingly divided under its new Islamist government.

Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood, Revised and Updated

By providing a biography of each of these dictators, Osman traces Egypt’s path from Arab nationalism to the seemingly mutually exclusive counterpart Islamismfrom predominantly Christian since the dawn of time to predominantly Muslim from the 16th century onward, and from Nasserite socialism to Western-friendly-but-corruption-rife capitalism.

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Chapters One and Two are primarily historical, the former an account of Egypt’s modern history from the 19 th to the mid th century, the latter an overview of the muubarak brought by the Revolution of SuperSimpleDriver marked it as to-read Jul 29, No trivia or quizzes yet.


Amira Berzi rated it really liked it Dec 08, While acknowledging the economic inequality of the pre period and the political despotism of the Nasser years, these chapters are a nostalgic lament both for the relative political freedom and cultural vibrancy of the liberal era of the parliamentary monarchy, and for Egypt’s heroic age under Nasser when a sweeping reconstruction of internal life was attempted and when Egypt became the leader of Arab nationalism.

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Sep 30, Jeff rated it really liked it. It is mubarzk to imagine a timelier book than Egypt on the Brink. Want to Read saving…. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Egypt clearly has an adventurous post-colonial history, directed exclusively by military-backed, dictatorial coups from Nasser to Sadat and Mubarak, and transition to civilian dictators like Mohammed Morsi. Lucile marked it as to-read Mar 22, New Haven, CT and London: Youssef rated it really liked it Sep 18, Hany marked it as to-read Apr 10, Jun 26, Sri Ramesh rated it it was amazing.


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The Middle East Journal. Emily Kaib rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Laura marked it as to-read Aug 08, The work’s conclusion offers some speculation regarding the probable course of Egypt after Mubarak.


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Chapter Five, on Egyptian Christians, focuses on the declining position of Christians in public life since the Nasser period and the consequent psychological separation of Christians from Egypt’s Muslim majority. Built on the Nadser Hopkins University Campus. The result is an elegantly written and insightful analysis of the fissures and discontents of contemporary Egypt. Patrick George rated it it was amazing Jul 29, As is the case with any work of this scope, there are problematic aspects.

Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to the Muslim Brotherhood, Revised and Updated by Tarek Osman

Chapter Four, on economic trends, documents the growth of economic inequality since Sadat’s “Opening” of the s, the growth of the gap between beneficiaries of the Opening and the bulk of the population, and the resultant lack of legitimacy of the free-market capitalism in the eyes of many Egyptians.

Definitely needs to be updates, since it ends in the closing months of the Teh and doesn’t look much at Morsi or Sisi.

Its conclusion, that “[t]he regime is potentially close to a tipping point” p.