The Mubarak Chronicles

So we think we know the story at this point: man sets himself afire, Facebook group is started, protests against police begin, police turn on protesters, protesters turn on Mubarak, Mubarak is ousted. Such is the Egyptian Uprising. But is that how it actually went down? Do we know the full story? What do Egyptians … More The Mubarak Chronicles

Democracy: Fundamentally Flawed or Taken for Granted

Finding myself in Egypt in the spring of 2012 brought to light many questions that my public policy undergrad and PoliSci degrees formed – philosophically – in my mind many years prior. What political system is best? Is an inevitably corrupt democracy any better than its political counterparts? Will an elected leader serve the interests … More Democracy: Fundamentally Flawed or Taken for Granted