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Robert F. Worth

Robert F. Worth is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. His book on the 2011 Arab uprisings, A Rage for Order, won the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize.

Lessons from Tahrir Square

Robert F. Worth, 20 September 2017

One​ of many remarkable aspects of Egypt’s 2011 revolt was its intense self-consciousness. It wasn’t just that the sit-ins were being broadcast 24 hours a day on satellite TV, with huge screens mounted in Tahrir Square so that the crowd could watch itself writhing in pixels, like the mosh pit in a nightclub. There were swarms of journalists from dozens of countries interviewing...

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