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Julia Elyachar and Jessica Winegar

Introduction: Hot Spots Forum on Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Egypt

[A protester clashes with security forces during the battle on Muhammad Mahmoud street. Image by Mosa'ab Elshamy.]

Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Egypt a Year after January 25th. On January 25, 2011, Egyptians from all social backgrounds marched to public squares across Egypt and began an 18 day revolution that captivated the world. Calls rang out in Tahrir for “Dignity, Freedom, and Social Justice.” Stereotypes of Arabs as apathetic and politically backward crumbled as Tunisians and then Egyptians (and now countless others) led the world in the first post-Cold War revolution ...

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