In just 18 days, young Egyptians waged a peaceful revolution that brought down the 30-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak and his failed police state. Inspired by Tunisians, empowered by social media and driven by a fierce yearning for freedom, they tore down the wall of fear and made Egypt free.
âI look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see,â wrote Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006) during a dark moment in his life. How the Egyptian Nobel Laureate (Literature, 1988) would have exulted if he could see his people making history in Tahrir Square! Read more »