As Mohammed Morsi prepares to stand trial, Jadaliyya co-editor Adel Iskandar speaks to France24`s The Interview on the former president’s short stint in office. He discusses why Morsi’s failure was inevitable and why his deep entrenchment with the Muslim Brotherhood prevented him from being a president for all Egyptians. He also discusses how it was necessary for the military to subsume the revolution after the toppling of Mubarak. In his new book Egypt in Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution, Adel Iskandar chronicles nearly three tumultuous years, looking at the revolution in Egypt from a vast range of perspectives, from the football pitch to the International Monetary Fund. In this interview, Iskandar elaborates on the view that Egypt has inadvertantly become anarchosyndicalist and argues for what the late Edward Said calls "secular criticism" in Egypt as a critique of the two prevailing dogmas---theocratic exceptionalism and militarized nationalism.
THE INTERVIEW - Adel Iskandar, author of ‘Egypt... by france24english