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Oregon Tale


By From the May 2012 issue

A genuine American memoir in need of an e-publisher. Anyone interested?
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After the Revolution, Then What?

By From the April 2012 issue

Following a brief but glorious revolution (according to popular legend, it began when a 26-year-old woman posted a note on her Facebook page saying, "People, I'm going to Tahrir Square"), Egypt is now stuck with the long and messy business of deciding what comes next.

According to a recent report in USA Today, the country's unemployment has risen by a third over the past year, while its foreign exchange reserves have dropped by more than 50 percent and revenues from tourism are down a staggering 80 percent. Against the harsh reality of an unsettled political condition, continued outbreaks of violence, and a shattered economy, the whoops of joy in Tahrir Square that greeted the collapse of Hosni Mubarak's government on Feb. 11, 2011, have become a distant memory. As for the brief three-sided honeymoon involving secular liberals, Islamic fundamentalists, and leaders of the army, that too is a shattered dream.

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After the Revolution, Then What?

By From the April 2012 issue

Following a brief but glorious revolution (according to popular legend, it began when a 26-year-old woman posted a note on her Facebook page saying, “People, I’m going to Tahrir Square”), Egypt is now stuck with the long and messy business ofdeciding what comes next. 


According to a recent report in USA Today, the country’s unemployment has risen by a third over the past year, while its foreign exchange reserves have dropped by more than 50 percent and revenues from tourism are down a staggering 80 percent. Against the harsh reality of an unsettled political condition, continued outbreaks of violence, and a shattered economy, the whoops of joy in Tahrir Square that greeted the collapse of Hosni Mubarak’s government on Feb. 11, 2011, have become a distant memory. As for the brief three-sided honeymoon involving secular liberals, Islamic fundamentalists, and leaders of the army, that too is a shattered dream.

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