By Thanassis Cambanis
An award-winning journalist tells the interior tale of the 2011 Egyptian revolution by way of following brave and pivotal leaders—and their imperfect judgements that modified the world.
In January 2011, in Cairo's Tahrir sq., a bunch of strangers sparked a revolution. Basem, an apolitical middle-class architect, jeopardized the lives of his kin while he seized the opportunity to enhance his nation. Moaz, a contrarian Muslim Brother, defied his personal association to hitch the competition.
These revolutionaries had little greater than their idealism with which to conflict the key police, the previous oligarchs, and a power-hungry army made up our minds to maintain regulate. Basem was firm to alter the procedure from inside of and have become one of many in basic terms revolutionaries to win a seat in parliament. Moaz took a distinct path, confident that purely road strain from adolescence routine might dismantle the previous order.
Thanassis Cambanis tells the tale of the noble dreamers who introduced Egypt to the threshold of freedom, and the darkish robust forces that—for the time being—stopped them brief. yet he additionally tells a common tale of inspirational humans prepared to remodel themselves so one can remodel their society...and the world.
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